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Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting Hardcover – Mar 24 2003


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; New edition edition (March 24 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691113017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691113012
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,307,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A thought-provoking read."---Grace Glueck, New York Times

"Acculturation, driven irresistibly by the mass media, was inevitable in 20th century America. Entertaining America . . . is very good, and subtle, on this subject. It demonstrates that Jewishness was one of the givens of early movies and broadcasting--not exactly flaunted but not entirely avoided either."---Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times

"A sumptuous read and a visual treat." (Library Journal)

"What emerges from this book is a persuasively intelligent case that the relationship between Jews, the movies, and broadcasting goes well beyond entertaining America. Without simplifying any of these key terms, the authors have produced a work that should speak simultaneously to a general and specialized reader.... Keenly aware of their place within this century long debate, the authors have produced not just the latest but also the best installment yet. . . . [T]hey do a remarkable job of both synthesizing existing scholarship and breaking new ground."---Art Simon, Cineaste

"[A] meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated volume. . . . It's a brilliantly written, superbly informative work."---Elaine Ives-Cameron, Jewish Chronicle

"Entertaining America brings together in a single volume, as does no other existing work, not only a wide range of questions about the role of Jews in the American entertainment media but valuable new insights and perspectives on both familiar and little-known aspects of its central theme. It is itself entertaining as well as informative. Accessible, well written, always sound and often original in scholarship, it will reach a wide readership beyond those who attend the exhibition, and will certainly be useful in courses that explore the role of Jews in popular culture and entertainment."―Robert Sklar, author of A World History of Film

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"Entertaining America brings together in a single volume, as does no other existing work, not only a wide range of questions about the role of Jews in the American entertainment media but valuable new insights and perspectives on both familiar and little-known aspects of its central theme. It is itself entertaining as well as informative. Accessible, well written, always sound and often original in scholarship, it will reach a wide readership beyond those who attend the exhibition, and will certainly be useful in courses that explore the role of Jews in popular culture and entertainment."--Robert Sklar, author of A World History of Film

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