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Author:
Joyce Antler
ISBN13:
978-0195147872
ISBN:
0195147871
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Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 2, 2007)
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Humor
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You Never Write! is a valuable addition. -The Journal of American History. Joyce Antler has captured the complexity of the public image of Jewish mothers, and introduced new ways to perceive this fabled character.

You Never Write! is a valuable addition. After reading this, you'll call, you'll write, and you'll say thank you!"-Judy Gold, comedian. Her story talks to mothers, daughters, and families everywhere, and addresses those who would dismiss The Jewish Mother merely as a cartoon character. -Tovah Feldshuh, actress. Joyce Antler's engrossing portrayal of the cultural phenomenon of the Jewish mother is entertaining, humorous, and stimulating. -Joan Nathan, author of Jewish Cooking in America.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In You Never Call, You Never Write, Joyce Antler provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture-the Jewish Mother

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In You Never Call, You Never Write, Joyce Antler provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture-the Jewish Mother. Whether drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in countless films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy, and psychological and historical studies, she appears as a colossal figure, intensely involved in the lives of her children. Antler traces the odyssey of this compelling personality through decades of American culture.

Joyce Antler’s fascinating book, You Never Call! .

Joyce Antler’s fascinating book, You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother, elucidates the social forces that have contributed to the malevolent stereotyping of the Jewish mother. Antler carefully traces how these Jewish mother images have changed over time and reflect the critical issues faced by the Jewish community, especially those dealing with tensions regarding acculturation and modernization, parent-child struggles over autonomy, and gender role imbalances. In the mid-1920’s, the immigrants’ ambitions portrayed my yiddishe mama as a source of strength and nurturance, not very different from the biblical woman of valor.

The book may thus appeal to a wide readership - in and out of academia.

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1 online resource (xii, 321 pages) : In You Never Call, You Never Write, Joyce Antler provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture-the Jewish Mother.

The Jewish mother has become an icon of intrusive, obsessive parenting, caricatured in generations of films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy and jokebooks.

by Antler, Joyce Paperback. The Jewish mother has become an icon of intrusive, obsessive parenting, caricatured in generations of films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy and jokebooks. A new, more positive, narrative, developed by feminist writers, comedians, scholars, and mothers themselves, demonstrates why the Jewish mother is a perfect role model for today's intensive parents.

Joyce Antler is the Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History . Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture and Professor Emerita of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at . .

Continually revised and reinvented, the Jewish Mother archetype becomes in Antler's expert hands a unique lens with which to examine vital concerns of American Jews and the culture at large. You Never Call! You Never Write. Oxford University Press, USA. Book Format.

In You Never Call, You Never Write, Joyce Antler provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture--the Jewish Mother. Whether drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in countless films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy, and psychological and historical studies, she appears as a colossal figure, intensely involved in the lives of her children. Antler traces the odyssey of this compelling personality through decades of American culture. She reminds us of a time when Jewish mothers were admired for their tenacity and nurturance, as in the early twentieth-century image of the "Yiddishe Mama," a sentimental figure popularized by entertainers such as George Jessel, Al Jolson, and Sophie Tucker, and especially by Gertrude Berg, whose amazingly successful "Molly Goldberg" ruled American radio and television for over 25 years. Antler explains the transformation of this Jewish Mother into a "brassy-voiced, smothering, and shrewish" scourge (in Irving Howe's words), detailing many variations on this negative theme, from Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and Woody Allen's Oedipus Wrecks to television shows such as "The Nanny," "Seinfeld," and "Will and Grace." But she also uncovers a new counter-narrative, leading feminist scholars and stand-up comediennes to see the Jewish Mother in positive terms. Continually revised and reinvented, the Jewish Mother becomes in Antler's expert hands a unique lens with which to examine vital concerns of American Jews and the culture at large. A joy to read, You Never Call, You Never Write will delight anyone who has ever known or been nurtured by a "Jewish Mother," and it will be a special source of insight for modern parents. As Antler suggests, in many ways "we are all Jewish Mothers" today.
  • Two good jokes. Other than that, quite boring.

  • Great summary of mothers in history

  • Reading this book will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane; the book is full of funny and charming anecdotes and recaps of classic humor routines and shows of past generations. A great book that gives you the really lively, hilarious, often shocking, sometimes bawdy history of how the Jewish Mother has been portrayed in movies, books, sitcoms, etc. But then the author contrasts that negative image with accounts of real Jewish mothers and women, who are strong, spunky, and loving. The perfect gift book; I confess I've already given copies to my mom and 4 aunts!

  • This book was written by Joyce Antler, a professor at Brandeis University. The Women's Committee of Brandeis (BUNWC)instituted a study group program based on books, research, etc. by professors which included a syllabus to accompany their books, research, etc.
    As a former president of BUNWC, I can attest to the importance and popularity of this program. The subjects offered are always on the mark. This one, in particular, hit the jugular vein!
    "The History of the Jewish Mother" transcends the history of most American, immigrant mothers. This is a wonderful book for a book club. Through the study guide, questions are posed that relate to each chapter.
    The book, in itself, brings back many memories. The study guide keeps the group on track. ONE CAVEAT. Although the book alone is very good, you must be a member of BUNWC to be eligible to buy the study guide.