The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture

A History of the Other

By Abraham Melamed

Translated by Betti Sigler Rozen

© 2002 – Routledge

296 pages

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About the Book

The evolving image of the Black in the history of Jewish culture is being traced here in the conceptual framework of recent post-modern theories of the 'other'. The study focuses on the mechanisms by which an ethno-religious minority group considered by the dominant majority to be the inferior 'other' identifies its own inferior other. While until recently most scholarly attention has been devoted to the attitudes towards the Jews as 'other', this is the first comprehensive discussion of the attitudes of the Jews to their own 'others'.

About the Author

Dr Abraham Melamed is a Professor in the Department of Jewish History and Thought at the University of Haifa, Israel. His expertise is medieval and early Modern Jewish philosophy, especially political thought and intellectual history. In recent years, Dr Melamed has been working on issues of gender and the attitudes towards the 'other' in the history of Jewish culture. Dr Melamed has published and lectured widely in these fields.

About the Series

Routledge Jewish Studies Series

Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies