Der veränderbare Körper 978-3-16-150094-7 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Daniel Wildmann

Der veränderbare Körper

Jüdische Turner, Männlichkeit und das Wiedergewinnen von Geschichte in Deutschland um 1900

[The Alterable Body. Jewish Gymnasts, Masculinity, and the Reclamation of History around 1900.]

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What links gymnasts with harmony, masculinity and being Jewish? And why do such questions point to fault-lines in Jewish integration in the German Kaiserreich? Daniel Wildmann explores these issues and offers new insights into modes of Jewish self-understanding around 1900.
Daniel Wildmann looks at modern German Jewish history in a new light. He explores alternative strategies pursued by Jews in the search for self-affirmation, which did not rely wholly on assimilationist or Zionist ways of life. He demonstrates how these efforts laid bare fault-lines in Jewish integration in Germany. Through a detailed analysis of the history, ideas and practise of Jewish gymnastic associations he shows that explosive tensions arose around the question of Jewish identity in the German Kaiserreich when prescribed pathways were abandoned. The book breaks new ground by integrating recent historical approaches, such as the history of the body, of masculinity and visual history, into German-Jewish History.
Authors/Editors

Daniel Wildmann Historiker und Filmwissenschaftler; 1997–2000 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Unabhängigen Expertenkommission: Schweiz – Zweiter Weltkrieg; 2001–2005 Gastwissenschaftler am Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der TU Berlin; seit 2006 Deputy Director des Leo Baeck Institute London; 2008 Promotion; seit 2009 Lecturer am Queen Mary College, University of London.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Journal of Modern History — 83 (2011), S. 947–949 (Mark Roseman)
In: Literaturkritik.de — http://www.literaturkritik.de/public/rezension.php?rez_id=13867 (01/2010) (Rolf Löchel)
In: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- u. WirtG — 97 (2010), S. 386–387 (Kirsten Heinsohn)
In: Sehepunkte — http://www.sehepunkte.de/2010/03/17115.html (03/2010) (Klaus Hödl)
In: H-Soz-u-Kult — http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2011–2-187 (06/2011) (Jens Elberfeld)
In: Querelles-net — http://www.querelles-net.de/index.php/qn/article/viewArticle/810 (03/2010) (Martin Lücke)