Jewish Studies as an Interdisciplinary Project

By Arnold Eisen, David Biale

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2003

Interdisciplinarity is one of the key intellectual challenges of a field like Jewish studies which seeks to understand widely disparate cultural, geographic, chronological, and religious phenomenon. The richness of the enterprise is potentially threatened by eclecticism. Genuine comparison can give way to sweeping generalizations. The intellectual project will always raise important debates about sources and subjects of study. Two Jewish studies scholars comment on these issues through the lens of their own research. Arnold Eisen's piece is entitled "Inside, Outside: Between the Disciplines" and David Biale's piece is entitled "Challenging the Boundaries."

Topic: Culture, Higher Education, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Fall 2003

Page Number(s): 8-12

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Eisen, Arnold. Biale, David. Jewish Studies as an Interdisciplinary Project. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2003: 8-12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2062


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