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The Colors of Jews: Racial Politics and Radical Diasporism

 
 
 
 
The Colors of Jews: Racial Politics and Radical Diasporism
Author: Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz
ISBN 13: 9780253219275
ISBN 10: 253219272
Edition: Annotated
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2007-06-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $24.95
 
 

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz exposes and challenges the common assumptions about whom and what Jews are, by presenting in their own voices, Jews of color from the Iberian Peninsula, Asia, Africa, and India. Drawing from her earlier work on Jews and whiteness, Kaye/Kantrowitz delves into the largely uncharted territory of Jews of color and argues that Jews are an increasingly multiracial people—a fact that, if acknowledged and embraced, could foster cross-race solidarity to help combat racism. This engaging and eye-opening book examines the historical and contemporary views on Jews and whiteness as well as the complexities of African/Jewish relations, the racial mix and disparate voices of the Jewish community, contemporary Jewish anti-racist and multicultural models, and the diasporic state of Jewish life in the United States.