The Ghetto

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Louis Wirth
Transaction Publishers, 1998 - Počet stran: 306

The Ghetto traces back to the medieval era the Jewish immigrant colonies that have virtually disappeared from our modern cities--to be replaced by other ghettoes. Analytical as well as historical, Wirth's book lays bare the rich inner life hidden behind the drab exterior of the ghetto. The book describes the significant physical, social, and psychic influences of ghetto life upon the Jews. Wirth demonstrates that the economic life of the modern Jew still reflects the impress of the social isolation of ghetto life; at first self-imposed, later formalized, and finally imposed by others through a variety of extralegal mechanisms.

 

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INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSACTION EDITION
vii
FOREWORD
lxiii
PREFACE
lxvii
INTRODUCTION
lxix
THE ORIGIN OF THE GHETTO
9
THE GHETTO BECOMES AN INSTITUTION
27
FRANKFORT A TYPICAL GHETTO
39
THE JEWISH TYPE
61
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND THE GHETTO
169
THE CHICAGO GHETTO
193
THE VANISHING GHETTO
239
THE RETURN TO THE GHETTO
261
THE SOCIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GHETTO
280
BIBLIOGRAPHY
290
INDEX OF AUTHORS
299
SUBJECT INDEX
301

THE GHETTO IN DISSOLUTION
95
ORIGINS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN CHICAGO
151

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