Jewish Body, the Hb

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Product Details

Price
$22.00
Publisher
Schocken Books Inc
Publish Date
Pages
285
Dimensions
5.36 X 7.76 X 1.11 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780805242362

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About the Author

MELVIN KONNER, PH.D., M.D., the author of nine books and is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, where he teaches in the anthropology, human biology, and Jewish studies programs. He has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Science, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reviews

"Konner's examination of the Jewish body ranges from the implications of Jewish genes to visions of master mystics crawling in the dense curls of God's black beard--a brief metaphorical corporeality--and spans the ages from ancient Israel to Israel reborn. This range allows us fresh views of Jewish identity and self-identity from a committed and thoughtful author."
--Jewish Book World


In praise of Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews by Melvin Konner

"A poignant and highly accessible account of an ongoing story that transcends all telling."
--Harold Bloom, author of The Western Canon and Jesus and Yahweh

"Certainly the best one-volume overview of Jewish history and identity available.:
--Sander L. Gilman, author of The Jew's Body and Jewish Self-Hatred

"This sweeping study of the Jews feels so fresh and alive . . . [It is] nothing less than inspiring."
--The New York Times Book Review
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