By Rachel Rubinstein
In the 1st bankruptcy, "Playing Indian, changing into American," Rubinstein explores the Jewish representations of Indians over the 19th century, via narratives of come across and acts of theatricalization. In bankruptcy 2, "Going local, turning into Modern," she examines literary modernism’s fascination with the Indian-poet and a chain of Yiddish translations of Indian chants that seemed within the modernist magazine Shriftn within the Twenties. within the 3rd bankruptcy, "Red Jews," Rubinstein considers the paintings of Jewish writers from the left, together with Tillie Olsen, Michael Gold, Nathanael West, John Sanford, and Howard quickly, and in bankruptcy four, "Henry Roth, local Son," Rubinstein specializes in Henry Roth’s complex appeals to Indianness. the ultimate bankruptcy, "First Nations," addresses modern contestations among Jews and Indians over cultural and territorial sovereignty, in literary and political discourse in addition to in museum spaces.
As Rubinstein considers how Jews used the determine of the Indian to believe "at domestic" within the usa, she enriches ongoing discussions in regards to the ways in which Jews negotiated their id on the subject of different cultural teams. scholars of Jewish experiences and literature will benefit from the detailed insights in participants of the Tribe.