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Hidden in Plain Sight

Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture

Nathan Abrams (editor) Phyllis Lassner (Series edited by)

ISBN: 9780810132832

Publication Date: Nov 2016

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Brings together a range of original essays that address different aspects of the role and presence of Jews and Jewishness in British film and television from the interwar period to the present. It constructs a historical overview of the Jewish contribution to British film and television, which has not always been sufficiently acknowledged.
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture is the first collection of its kind on this subject. The volume brings together a range of original essays that address different aspects of the role and presence of Jews and Jewishness in British film and television from the interwar period to the present. It constructs a historical overview of the Jewish contribution to British film and television, which has not always been sufficiently acknowledged. Each chapter presents a case study reflective of the specific Jewish experience as well as its particularly British context, with cultural representations of how Jews responded to events from the 1930s and '40s, including World War II, the Holocaust, and a legacy of antisemitism, through to the new millennium.
Pages 280
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2016
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Series Cultural Expressions of World War II
Subject/s Films, cinema   Television   Popular culture   Jewish studies  
Nathan Abrams is a professor of film studies at Bangor University in Wales.

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