Yuri Lvovich Slezkine is a Russian-born American historian, writer, and translator . He is a professor of Russian history and Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known as the author of the book The Jewish Century () and. The Jewish Century has ratings and 23 reviews. Michael said: This book was But it underscores Yuri Slezkine’s provocative thesis. Not only have Jews. But it underscores Yuri Slezkine’s provocative thesis. Not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world, they have.
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Hij werkt het goed uit, maar het is af en toe wel taai. I have no idea what discipline I would consider it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No trivia or quizzes yet. Slezkine’s translations of Russian tne and diaries are worth the price of admission – and Slevkine’s restraint in letting his evidence speak for itself, and not driving home with a hammer and sickle the ironies of history he outlines, is heroic.
This is a fascinating work. Refresh and try again. This masterwork of interpretative history begins with ventury bold declaration: First they became free agents—service nomads—an outsider group specializing in the delivery of goods or services. But it underscores Yuri Slezkine’s provocative thesis. Marxism and Freudianism, for example, sprang largely from the Jewish predicament, Slezkine notes, and both Soviet Bolshevism and American liberalism were affected in fundamental ways by the Jewish exodus from the Pale of Settlement.
Citing articles via Web of Science 1. A frank, often over-decoratively written, clear-headed book about the fate of the Jews in Russia and the fate of Russia at the hands of the Jews. Using the migration pattern of the daughters of Tevye, that most famous milkman of Yiddish literature, as a narrative device, Slezkine presents pictures of uninspired Jewish life in the United States, inspired-cum-disappointed Jewish life in the Soviet Union, and of what he terms surely the strangest nationalism the world has ever seen: Jewish participation in modern society cannot be understood without parsing centhry Appolonian and Mercurian distinction yurk above.
The Draining of the Fens: On the other hand, an American, with post-Cold war American concerns, wonders more about their place in America. Jul 01, Elanor rated it it was amazing. Important book in showing a reasonable account of Jewish involvement in the Bolshevik revolution but over emphasises cultural factors in ethnic character and under emphasises ethnic networking as a factor in Jewish over representation in Russian economic, cultural, political and educational elite and ethnic motivations for Jewish behaviour and self-perception deception?
He had been one of them a commissar … p. Suspicion increased with the advent of capitalism and modern state nationalisms, which, on the one hand, required Mercurian rather than Apollonian skills and, on the other, marginalised Jews and other diasporic non-national peoples.
This is also a history of the Soviet Union – which the book frames as the first great, modern, doomed Jewish state – told through the eyes of the Jews who built it, died for it, died by it and then abandoned it. Log In Register for Online Access. As the German Social Democrats of the s discovered when they were caught between them, all that mattered was the impact. Whereas uppermiddleclass Jewish kids who went to USA universities at the same time came slekine – communists. Diana Manevskaya rated it liked it Mar 27, The intro is great.
Soviet history has generally left out its Jewish component except for the anti-semitic campaign of the late Stalin periodjust as 20th-century Jewish history has left out its Soviet component with the same exception.
The Jewish Century
Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Popular Culture and the Globalizing of s America. His first trip outside the Soviet Union was in the late s when he found work as a translator in Mozambique.
Whether they knew no homeland, like the Irish travellers or the Sheikh Mohammadi, or had lost it, like the Armenians jfwish the Jews, or had no political ties to it, like the Overseas Indians or Lebanese, they were perpetual resident aliens and vocational foreigners. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
So the confidently inserted forward slash is a mark of falsification, not punctuation. Skezine is a W. In fact, Slezkine argues, modernity is all about Apollonians becoming Mercurians–urban, mobile, literate, articulate, intellectually intricate, physically fastidious, and occupationally flexible.
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Slezkine argues that the Jews were, in effect, among the world’s first free agents. However, with modernity the world has shifted dramatically.
But Slezkine has as much to say about the many faces of modernity–nationalism, socialism, capitalism, and liberalism–as he does about Jewry. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? slezkinf
Feb 05, Julia rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 24, Samuel rated it liked it. In her old age, she took great pride in her Jewish ancestors and considered most of her life to have been a mistake.
More of “intellectual riffing” around a few historical themes than actual history, although the section on the transition in the Soviet State from philo-semitism to anti-semitism is quite detailed. Rutger rated it really liked it Dec 26, Here is a poem by a Jewish Bolshevik, named Svetlov ne Sheinkman.
The theory behind this book is outstanding.
Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews ‘The Jewish Century’ by Yuri Slezkine · LRB 17 March
The rest of the book, meh They are free to do so, and will never be short of evidence; but their position is false, and their marks of falsification are the tip-off. The subsequent concentration of Jews in cities led to high visibility and participation rates in the Party and other professional and academic circles.
Dec 19, Sam Schulman rated it really liked it.
This division is, according to him, recurring in preth century societies.