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It could lead to dancing : mixed-sex dancing and Jewish modernity / Sonia Gollance.

Av: Gollance, Sonia [aut]Language: English Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culturePublisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]Copyright date: ©2021Beskrivning: xvi, 278 sidor illustrationer 24 cmInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9781503613492Ämne(n): Dans i litteraturen | Judar i litteraturen | Könsroller i litteraturen | Tysk litteratur -- historia | Judisk litteratur -- historia | Judar -- Samhällsliv | Judar -- Kulturell assimilation -- historiaGenre/Form: Analys och tolkningDDK-klassifikation: 809.933579 SAB-klssifikation: Rcb
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Introduction: the space of the dance floor -- The choreography of acculturation -- How Jews learned to dance -- The tavern: Jewish participation in rural leisure culture -- The ballroom: questions of admission and exclusion -- The wedding: celebratory ritual and social enforcement -- The dance hall: commercial leisure culture and American sexual mores -- Epilogue: "What comes from men and women dancing".
Anmärkning bestånd: B33.699 Libris-ID: 5lpgnz063zrp2s17Summary: "Dances and balls appear throughout world literature as venues for young people to meet, flirt, and form relationships, as any reader of 'Pride and Prejudice', 'War and Peace', or 'Romeo and Juliet' can attest. In the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish culture, dance offers crucial insights into debates about emancipation and secularization. While traditional Jewish law prohibits men and women from dancing together, Jewish mixed-sex dancing was understood as the very sign of modernity--and the ultimate boundary transgression. The pioneering study examines how dance scenes in modern Jewish literature became a charged and complex arena for understanding the limits of acculturation, the dangers of ethnic mixing, and the implications of shifting gender norms and marriage patterns. Combining cultural history with literary analysis, Sonia Gollance illustrates how mixed-sex dancing functions as a flexible metaphor for the concerns of Jewish communities in the face of cultural transitions."-- Baksidestext.
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Innehåller bibliografiska referenser och index.

Introduction: the space of the dance floor -- The choreography of acculturation -- How Jews learned to dance -- The tavern: Jewish participation in rural leisure culture -- The ballroom: questions of admission and exclusion -- The wedding: celebratory ritual and social enforcement -- The dance hall: commercial leisure culture and American sexual mores -- Epilogue: "What comes from men and women dancing".

"Dances and balls appear throughout world literature as venues for young people to meet, flirt, and form relationships, as any reader of 'Pride and Prejudice', 'War and Peace', or 'Romeo and Juliet' can attest. In the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish culture, dance offers crucial insights into debates about emancipation and secularization. While traditional Jewish law prohibits men and women from dancing together, Jewish mixed-sex dancing was understood as the very sign of modernity--and the ultimate boundary transgression. The pioneering study examines how dance scenes in modern Jewish literature became a charged and complex arena for understanding the limits of acculturation, the dangers of ethnic mixing, and the implications of shifting gender norms and marriage patterns. Combining cultural history with literary analysis, Sonia Gollance illustrates how mixed-sex dancing functions as a flexible metaphor for the concerns of Jewish communities in the face of cultural transitions."-- Baksidestext.

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