Studies of Jews in Society

Jewish Population and Identity

Concept and Reality

Editors: DellaPergola, Sergio, Rebhun, Uzi (Eds.)

  • Is a most helpful source for understanding Jewish life in the past and presentCovers both historical and contemporary demographic processes of world Jewry
  • Is written by leading scholars in Jewish social sciences
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This book examines the fundamentals of Jewish demography and sociology around the world. It is not only concerned with documenting patterns of population change but also with an intriguing and ever-present issue like "Who is a Jew?" The latter transcends the limits of quantitative assessment and deeply delves into the nature, boundaries, and quality of group identification. A growing challenge is how to bridge between concept – related to ideals and theory – and reality – reflecting field research. Divided into six sections, the book discusses historical demography, immigration and settlement, population dynamics, social stratification and economy, family and Jewish identity in the U.S., and Jewish identity in Israel. The volume represents the dynamic and diverse nature of the study of world and local Jewish populations. It shows how that field of study provides an important contribution to the broader and now rapidly expanding study of religious and ethnic groups.

Scholars in disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, economics, political science, and especially demography follow and analyze the social and cultural patterns of Jews in different places around the globe, at various times, and from complementary perspectives. They make use of historical sources that have recently become accessible, utilize new censuses and surveys, and adopt advanced analytical methods. While some of their observations attest to consistency in the Jews’ demographic and identificational patterns, others evolve and ramify in new directions that reflect general processes in the areas and societies that Jews inhabit, internal changes within Jewish communities, and intergenerational trends in personal preferences of religious and ethnic orientations. This volume brings together contributions from scholars around the world and presents new and updated research and insights.

About the authors

Sergio DellaPergola (Ph.D.) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Hebrew University’s Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. An internationally known specialist on the demography of world Jewry, he has published many books including Jewish Demographic Policies: Population Trends and Options (2011, Institute for Jewish People Policy) and over two hundred papers on historical demography, the family, international migration, Jewish identification, antisemitism, and projections in the Diaspora and in Israel. He was senior policy consultant to the President of Israel, the Israeli Government, the Jerusalem Municipality, and many major national and international organizations, and won the Marshall Sklare Award for distinguished achievement of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (1999), and the Michael Landau Prize for Demography and migration (2013).

Uzi Rebhun (Ph.D.) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor and former Chairman of the Hebrew University’s Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, and incumbent of the Shlomo Argov Chair in Israel-Diaspora Relations. His areas of interest are Jewish migration, Jewish identification, the Jewish family, Israel-Diaspora relations, and population projections. His works mainly focus on American Jews and the Israeli population. His most recent book is Jews and the American Religious Landscape (2016, Columbia University Press).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Britain and Australia, a World Apart, Together: An International Contextualization of Jewish Intermarriage Using Census Data

    Graham, David J.

    Pages 3-24

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  • Why Intermarried Couples Avoid Jewish Neighborhoods: The Case of Chicago

    Phillips, Bruce A.

    Pages 25-39

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  • The Structure of Jewish Identification in the United States: 2001 Revisited

    DellaPergola, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 43-71

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  • The Jewish Secularization Thesis and the Revival of American Jewish Secularism: The Case of College Students in 2014

    Kosmin, Barry A.

    Pages 73-83

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  • The Persistence of American Secular Judaism: Jewish Millennials

    Keysar, Ariela

    Pages 85-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jewish Population and Identity
Book Subtitle
Concept and Reality
Editors
  • Sergio DellaPergola
  • Uzi Rebhun
Series Title
Studies of Jews in Society
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77446-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77446-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77445-9
Series ISSN
2524-4302
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations
Topics