Decentering Jewish Studies

By Oren Kosansky

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2008

The author reframes Deborah Dash Moore's question (found in this issue of Sh'ma) as what is normative Jewish Studies? The author asserts that we are witnessing a new and decentered Jewish Studies that keeps its hard-won institutional footing in the academy while making room for all comers who have something to contribute to the conversation. She concludes by stating that Jewish Studies may realize its fullest potential when it is not only decentered, but when it is decentering as well.

Topic: Judaic Studies, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 38/647

Page Number(s): 3, 17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kosansky, Oren. Decentering Jewish Studies. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2008: 3, 17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6410


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