HERMENEUTICS OF ETHNIC REDISCOVERY: RHETORICAL, SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED WORKS OF TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION

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Title:
HERMENEUTICS OF ETHNIC REDISCOVERY: RHETORICAL, SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED WORKS OF TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION
Author:
Edelman, Samuel Martin
Issue Date:
1981
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examined thirty-one randomly selected novels written by American Jews about the Jewish American experience. The period covered was from 1900 to 1979. Each of these novels was analyzed as to how the central character or characters reconciled his/her individual goals and constraints against the systematic goals and constraints of family and society. The central question was how did the major character or characters use discourse to overcome exigencies. The elaborated and restricted codes discussed by Basil Bernstein and the familial control system and cosmology discussed by the anthropologist Mary Douglas formed the basis for the discourse analysis. Conclusions were that there is general trend in American Jewish fiction toward the positional-elaborated structure which suggests a reification of secular cultural Jewish values and beliefs during the latter part of the period studied.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Jews, American -- Social conditions.; Jews in literature.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Speech Communication
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHERMENEUTICS OF ETHNIC REDISCOVERY: RHETORICAL, SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED WORKS OF TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN JEWISH FICTIONen_US
dc.creatorEdelman, Samuel Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdelman, Samuel Martinen_US
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined thirty-one randomly selected novels written by American Jews about the Jewish American experience. The period covered was from 1900 to 1979. Each of these novels was analyzed as to how the central character or characters reconciled his/her individual goals and constraints against the systematic goals and constraints of family and society. The central question was how did the major character or characters use discourse to overcome exigencies. The elaborated and restricted codes discussed by Basil Bernstein and the familial control system and cosmology discussed by the anthropologist Mary Douglas formed the basis for the discourse analysis. Conclusions were that there is general trend in American Jewish fiction toward the positional-elaborated structure which suggests a reification of secular cultural Jewish values and beliefs during the latter part of the period studied.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectJews, American -- Social conditions.en_US
dc.subjectJews in literature.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpeech Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8206891en_US
dc.identifier.oclc8738233en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b23401928en_US
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