Inspecting Jews: American Jewish Detective Stories

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In this book, Laurence Roth argues that the popular genre of Jewish detective stories offers new insights into the construction of ethnic and religious identity. Roth frames his study with the concept of "kosher hybridity" to look at the complex process of mediation between Jewish and American culture in which Jewish writers voice the desire to be both different from and yet the same as other Americans. He argues that the detective story, located at the intersection of narrative and popular culture in modern America, ...

Inspecting Jews: American Jewish Detective Stories 2003, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813533698

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Inspecting Jews: American Jewish Detective Stories 2003, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813533681

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