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Start by marking The Dispersion Of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, And The Formation Of A Modern Diaspora as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Fusing history, ethnography, literary analysis, and autobiography, Joel Beinin conducts an interdisciplinary investigation into identity, dispersion, and the retrieval of identity that is relevant for anyone interested in Egypt, the Jewish diaspora, or the formation of cultures and identities.
Beinin frames his study of Egyptian Jewry against two competing, but in his opinion greatly flawed perspectives. The first, a pro-Zionist position, is that Egyptian Jewry lived a precarious and persecuted existence in Egypt and were only saved because of the existence of the Zionist state. The second, regularly enunciated by the Egyptian government, is that Jews in Egypt enjoyed respect and toleration only to have popular trust in them undermined by Zionist propaganda and actions.
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Beinin, Joel: The Dispersion Of Egyptian Jewry Culture, Politics, And The Formation Of A Modern .
Beinin, Joel: The Dispersion Of Egyptian Jewry Culture, Politics, And The Formation Of A Modern Diaspora Berkeley: University of California Press, c1998. Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, 2005, ISBN 977-424-890-2. Beinin, Joel and Rebecca L Stein: The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine And Israel, 1993–2005, (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures) Stanford Univ Pr, 2006, ISBN 0-8047-5364-4.
About the Author Joel Beinin is professor of Middle East history at Stanford University. His latest book is Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (2001). He was president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America in 2001-02. Message (please, no HTML tags.
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In this provocative and wide-ranging history, Joel Beinin examines fundamental questions of ethnic identity by focusing on the Egyptian Jewish community since 1948. A complex and heterogeneous people, Egyptian Jews have become even more diverse as their diaspora continues to the present day. Central to Beinin's study is the question of how people handle multiple identities and loyalties that are dislocated and reformed by turbulent political and cultural processes.
University of california press. Berkeley · Los Angeles · London. Preferred Citation: Beinin, Joel. The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora. Berkeley: University of California Press, c. org/ark:/13030/ft2290045n/.
Preferred Citation: Beinin, Joel. The task of representing the heterogeneity of the Egyptian Jewish community has led me to compose this book somewhat unconventionally. To Miriam, my life partner.