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Author Friedman, Jonathan C., 1966-

Title Rainbow Jews : Jewish and gay identity in the performing arts / Jonathan C. Friedman.

Imprint Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2007.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 203 p.)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-194) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Homophobia and Tolerance in Judaism 9 -- Chapter 2 Jews, Homosexuality, and the Performing Arts in the United States: Sensibilities and Tensions, 1890-1969 31 -- Chapter 3 Gay Jewish Voices "Come Out": Plays and Films, 1969-1982 59 -- Chapter 4 Kaddish: AIDS, Jews, and the Performing Arts 87 -- Chapter 5 The "Great Work" Continues: Gay Jewish Representations in American Film and Theater, 1990 to the Present 119 -- Chapter 6 A Minority within Several Minorities: Jewish-Lesbian Films and Plays 145 -- Chapter 7 Queer in the Holy Land: Gay and Lesbian Cinema in Israel 161.
Summary "Rainbow Jews deals with the intersection of gay and jewish identity in American and Israeli film and theater from the 1960s to the present. Its main area of interest is the extent to which Jewish creative voices in the performing arts have constructed multidimensional images of, and a welcoming public space for, the gay, lesbian, and transgendered community as a whole. Through a close reading of numerous American and Israeli plays and films, Jonathan Friedman evaluates some of the key conventions and tropes that have been employed to construct, critique, and reflect the social reality of the connection between Jewishness and gay identity in the United States and Israel."--Jacket
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Language English.
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Subject Gays in the performing arts -- United States.
Gays in the performing arts -- Israel.
Jews in the performing arts -- United States.
Jews in the performing arts -- Israel.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Jewish drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality in literature.
Jews in literature.
Gays in the performing arts.
Homosexuality in literature.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Jewish drama.
Jews in literature.
Jews in the performing arts.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Rainbow Jews Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2007. 9780739114476 (cloth : alk. paper) (DLC) 2006100110
ISBN 9780739159903 ebook
9780739114476 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739114476 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739114483 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0739114484 (pbk. : alk. paper)