Muscular Judaism: The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration

1st Edition

Todd Samuel Presner

Routledge
Published June 21, 2010
Reference - 280 Pages - 38 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415593403 - CAT# Y110834
Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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Summary

Providing valuable insights into an element of European nationalism and modernist culture, this book explores the development of the 'Zionist body' as opposed to the traditional stereotype of the physically weak, intellectual Jew. It charts the cultural and intellectual history showing how the 'Muscle Jew' developed as a political symbol of national regeneration.

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