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The Construction and Enactment of Queer and Jewish Identity

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003831/00001

Material Information

Title: The Construction and Enactment of Queer and Jewish Identity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Prentiss, Beth
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Jewish
Queer
Gay
Identity
Jews
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study explores how LGBTQI individuals describe and enact Jewish and queer identity, and addresses several changing characteristics of LGBTQI Jewish organizations. Out of twelve interviewees, the majority focused on the relationship between Jewishness and sexuality primarily when there arose a need to confront any seeming incompatibility of those aspects of identity, or when their existence as LGBTQI Jews was disregarded. Most did not articulate a distinctly queer Jewish identity, and several drew few connections between their sexuality and their Jewishness. While several older interviewees noted a decline in membership in LGBTQI synagogues, the majority of interviewees expressed a desire for at least occasional distinctly LGBTQI Jewish space, despite attempts in many mainstream Jewish communities to welcome queer people. Yet as LGBTQI people gain more acceptance, some functions of LGBTQI synagogues become less essential, particularly their role as a "safe space" and a meeting place for romantic partners. Finally, as the needs of many LGBTQI Jews change, there seems to be corresponding attitudinal shifts regarding how those needs be met and by whom.
Statement of Responsibility: by Beth Prentiss
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hernandez, Sarah

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 P9
System ID: NCFE003831:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003831/00001

Material Information

Title: The Construction and Enactment of Queer and Jewish Identity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Prentiss, Beth
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Jewish
Queer
Gay
Identity
Jews
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study explores how LGBTQI individuals describe and enact Jewish and queer identity, and addresses several changing characteristics of LGBTQI Jewish organizations. Out of twelve interviewees, the majority focused on the relationship between Jewishness and sexuality primarily when there arose a need to confront any seeming incompatibility of those aspects of identity, or when their existence as LGBTQI Jews was disregarded. Most did not articulate a distinctly queer Jewish identity, and several drew few connections between their sexuality and their Jewishness. While several older interviewees noted a decline in membership in LGBTQI synagogues, the majority of interviewees expressed a desire for at least occasional distinctly LGBTQI Jewish space, despite attempts in many mainstream Jewish communities to welcome queer people. Yet as LGBTQI people gain more acceptance, some functions of LGBTQI synagogues become less essential, particularly their role as a "safe space" and a meeting place for romantic partners. Finally, as the needs of many LGBTQI Jews change, there seems to be corresponding attitudinal shifts regarding how those needs be met and by whom.
Statement of Responsibility: by Beth Prentiss
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hernandez, Sarah

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 P9
System ID: NCFE003831:00001

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