German-Jewish popular culture before the Holocaust : Kafka's kitsch

Brenner, David A., 1964-

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  • Using modern social theory, David Brenner examines how German-Jewish identity was influenced by the production and consumption of popular culture.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-115) and index.


  • Introduction : identifying (with) German-Jewish popular culture -- Between high and low, laughter and tears : making Yiddish theater "respectable" in turn-of-the-century Jewish Berlin -- Schlemiel, shlimazel : a proto-postcolonialist satire of Jews, blacks, and Germans -- A German-Jewish hermaphrodite, or : what sexology contributed to B'nai Brith -- Franz's folk(lore) : Kafka's Jewish father-complex -- Pogrom in ... Berlin? : working through the Weimar Jewish experience in popular fiction -- After the "Schoah" : performing German-Jewish symbiosis today
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