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Gender and American Jews
Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life
Harriet Hartman, Moshe Hartman; Sylvia Barack Fishman, pref.



HBI Series on Jewish Women

Brandeis
2009 • 312 pp. 44 charts, 110 tables 6 x 9"
Gender Studies / Jewish Studies

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-756-9
$7.99 Ebook, 978-1-58465-827-6

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A much-anticipated sociological analysis of gender components in contemporary American Jewish life based on the most recent population data

In Gender and American Jews, Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman interpret the results of the two most recent National Jewish Population Surveys. Building on their critical work in Gender Equality and American Jews (1996), and drawing on relevant sociological work on gender, religion, and secular achievement, this new book brings their analysis of gendered patterns in contemporary Jewish life right to the present moment.

The first part of the book examines the distinctiveness of American Jews in terms of family behavior, labor-force patterns, and educational and occupational attainment. The second investigates the interrelationships between “Jewishness” and religious, economic, and family behavior, including intermarriage. Deploying an engaging assortment of charts and graphs and a rigorous grasp of statistics, the Hartmans provide a multifaceted portrait of a multidimensional population.

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Awards/Recognition:

Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, social science, anthropology, and folklore category Commendation


HARRIET HARTMAN is Professor of Sociology, Rowan University, and President of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. MOSHE HARTMAN is a retired Professor of Sociology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.



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