Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema (Film Europa #24) (Hardcover)

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By Barbara Hales (Editor), Valerie Weinstein (Editor)
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The burgeoning film industry in the Weimar Republic was, among other things, a major site of German-Jewish experience, one that provided a sphere for Jewish "outsiders" to shape mainstream culture. The chapters collected in this volume deploy new historical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to understanding the significant involvement of German Jews in Weimar cinema. Reflecting upon different conceptions of Jewishness - as religion, ethnicity, social role, cultural code, or text - these studies offer a wide-ranging exploration of an often overlooked aspect of German film history.

About the Author

Barbara Hales is an Associate Professor of History and Humanities at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her publications focus on film history of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. She is the author of Black Magic Woman: Gender and the Occult in Weimar Germany (Peter Lang, Oxford, forthcoming). She has also co-edited a volume entitled Continuity and Crisis in German Cinema 1928-1936 for Camden House in 2016 (with Mihaela Petrescu and Valerie Weinstein). Dr. Hales is President of the Houston based organization, Center for Medicine After the Holocaust.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789208726
ISBN-10: 1789208726
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2020
Pages: 388
Language: English
Series: Film Europa