Feminist Scholarship and Jewish Studies

By Lynn Davidman, Shelly Tenenbaum

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2002

Davidman and Tenenbaum consider the cumulative impact of feminism on Jewish Studies, noting that the clearest theme to emerge from scholarship beginning with women's experiences and conceptions of the world is that women see the world from their vantage point, which may not mesh with the dominant worldview and definitions of reality. Feminist studies have given us new understandings about the implicit assumptions about women that shaped the development of classical texts, the gendered nature of language and its impact on philosophical discourse and literary representations, mother-daughter relations, female eroticism, women's struggles for autonomy and the cultural barriers that constrained them, and the public and private activities of Jewish women.

Topic: History, Language, Feminism, Judaic Studies, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Women, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.596

Page Number(s): 11-12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Davidman, Lynn. Tenenbaum, Shelly. Feminist Scholarship and Jewish Studies. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2002: 11-12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7868


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