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Kirsten Fermaglich

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$20

Our think­ing about Jew­ish name chang­ing tends to focus on clichés: ambi­tious movie stars who adopt­ed glam­orous new names or insen­si­tive Ellis Island offi­cials who changed immi­grants’ names for them. But as Kirsten Fer­maglich ele­gant­ly reveals in A Rosenberg by Any Other Name, in twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry New York City, Jew­ish name chang­ing was actu­al­ly a vol­un­tary behav­ior as thousands of Jews legal­ly changed their names in order to respond to an upsurge of anti­semitism. This first his­to­ry of name chang­ing in the Unit­ed States demon­strates how his­tor­i­cal debates about immi­gra­tion, anti­semitism, and race, class, mobil­i­ty, gen­der, and fam­i­ly, the bound­aries of the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty, and the pow­er of gov­ern­ment are reshaped when name chang­ing becomes part of the con­ver­sa­tion. Min­ing court doc­u­ments, oral his­to­ries, archival records, and con­tem­po­rary lit­er­a­ture, Fer­maglich argues con­vinc­ing­ly that name chang­ing had a last­ing impact on American Jew­ish culture.

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Date:
November 14
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:
Website:
https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/

Organizer

2019 Jewish Book Festival
Phone:
314-442-3152
Email:
abornstein@jccstl.org
Website:
https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/

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Kosher
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