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The Jew in American Cinema (Jewish Literature &)

The Jew in American Cinema (Jewish Literature &)
Author: Patricia Erens
ISBN 13: 9780253204936
ISBN 10: 253204933
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1988-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 476
List Price: $25.00

Placing cinematic representations of the "Jew" within their historical context, Bartov demonstrates the powerful political, social, and cultural impact of these images on popular attitudes. He argues that these representations generally fall into four categories: the "Jew" as perpetrator, as victim, as hero, and as anti-hero. Examples range from film's early days to the present, from Europe, Israel, and the United States.