Modern Jewish Studies
Mod Jew Stud
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We would like to invite you to contribute to a new journal, Modern Jewish Studies . Modern Jewish Studies will offer a multidisciplinary and international forum for scholars in Jewish Studies, by engaging rigorously critical perspectives on traditional ideas, from the period of the Enlightenment to the present day. The period covered will be from the late 18th century to the present. The focus of the journal will predominantly be on the humanities and social sciences: Jewish history, sociology, politics, literature and thought. The philosophy of the journal is to take a critical, even challenging, view, that is, to examine, and sometimes question, underlying ideas, assumptions and methods in a way which is radical in the basic sense of 'going to the root'. The journal will not be controversial for the sake of controversy, but will not hesitate to question received wisdom where appropriate. There is also much scope for comparative work, for example in relation to the Islamic world, and for modern Jewish literature to be discussed in a comparative context. Each issue of the journal will comprise research papers that use a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, covering modern Jewish studies predominantly through the humanities and the social sciences: political and cultural history, thought (including religious thought), language, literary studies and sociology. From time to time, an edition of the journal may be a focus issue on a particular topic. Issues covered by the journal will include-but not be limited to-the following: East European Jewry after communism The changes in Jewish religious culture, including Jewish sectarian trends; Jewish pluralism Jewish political culture in the USA The Jewish attitude to/relationship with current social issues, for example ethnic and gender perceptions and multiculturalism The Jewish world and the world-comparative perspectives Modern Jewish mythologies: examinations of modern Jewish 'myths' within their own historical or social contexts Sephardi and mizrahi Jewry Questions of Jewish identity and definition both in Israel and in the diaspora The changed perceptions of Zionism Anti-Semitism; the Holocaust Memorials and memorialisation Jewish history and historiography Modern 'Jewish literature' and literary culture in Israel and elsewhere Modern Jewish politics and political culture Each issue of Modern Jewish Studies will be peer-reviewed and will contain the following: Research papers (Formal papers representing original research, up to 8,000 words including footnotes) Reviews of scholarship in Jewish Studies (Book review essays, up to 4,000 words; short reviews, up to 1,000 words) Occasional round-table discussions. Please submit a 200-word abstract of your paper by e-mail as soon as possible. Completed papers (three copies) should be sent to the Editor by June 15, 2001. Glenda Abramson, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, UK.
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