Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics: The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism
A Paperback edition by Kenneth D. Wald in English (Jan 17, 2019)
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Short Description: American Jews have built a political culture based on the principle of equal citizenship in a secular state. This durable worldview has guided their political behavior from the... Read more
American Jews have built a political culture based on the principle of equal citizenship in a secular state. This durable worldview has guided their political behavior from the founding to the present day. In The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism, Kenneth D. Wald traces the development of this culture by examining the controversies and threats that stimulated political participation by American Jews. Wald shows that the American political environment, permeated by classic liberal values, produced a Jewish community that differs politically from non-Jews who resemble Jews socially and from Jewish communities abroad. Drawing on survey data and extensive archival research, the book examines the ups and downs of Jewish attachment to liberalism and the Democratic Party and the tensions between two distinct strains of liberalism.
Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics: The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism Paperback edition by Kenneth D. Wald
- Kenneth D. Wald
- Cambridge Studies in Social Th, Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date
- Jan 17, 2019
- Product dimensions
- 194 x 228 x 15mm
Part I. The Problem(s) of American Jewish Liberalism: 1. America is different; 2. Why American Jewish politics is puzzling; 3. How is America different?; Part II. Development of the American Jewish Political Culture: 4. How Jews fell in love with the American regime; 5. Jewish political culture in the early national period; 6. Consolidating Jewish political culture; 7. Early twentieth century challenges to Jewish political culture; Part III. Jewish Liberalism and the Democratic Party in the Post-New Deal Era; 8. Jewish political culture during the 'long sixties' and after; 9. Resurgence of democratic partisanship in the post-new deal era; 10. The persistence of the Jewish liberal tradition; References; Index.