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Gitelman, Zvi Y.

Works: 98 works in 412 publications in 1 language and 12,099 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Contributor
Classifications: DS135.R92, 947.004924
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Most widely held works about Zvi Y Gitelman
Most widely held works by Zvi Y Gitelman
New Jewish identities : contemporary Europe and beyond by Zvi Gitelman( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique collection of essays that deal with the intriguing and complex problems connected to the question of Jewish identity in the contemporary world. Concerning the problem of identity formation, this book addresses very important issues: What is the content or meaning of Jewish identity? What has replaced religion in defining the content of Jewishness? How do people in different age groups construct their Jewish identity? In most cases, the authors have combined a variety of research methods: they drew samples or relied on the sample surveys of others; used personal interviews with respondents who are especially knowledgeable about their own Jewish communities, or based their research on participant observation of particular communities or communal institutions
A century of ambivalence : the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the present by Zvi Gitelman( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire contained the largest Jewish community in the world, numbering about five million people. Today, the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union has dwindled to half a million, but remains probably the world's third largest Jewish community. In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history-two world wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the collapse of the USSR. They have gone through tumultuous upward and downward economic and social mobility and experienced great enthusiasms and profound disappointments. In startling photographs from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and with a lively and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the 19th century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era. This redesigned edition, which includes more than 200 photographs and two substantial new chapters on the fate of Jews and Judaism in the former Soviet Union, is ideal for general readers and classroom use. Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press). Published in association with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Contents Introduction Creativity versus Repression: The Jews in Russia, 1881-1917 Revolution and the Ambiguities of Liberation Reaching for Utopia: Building Socialism and a New Jewish Culture The Holocaust The Black Years and the Gray, 1948-1967 Soviet Jews, 1967-1987: To Reform, Conform, or Leave? The "Other" Jews of the Former USSR: Georgian, Central Asian, and Mountain Jews The Post-Soviet Era: Winding Down or Starting Up Again? The Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Jewry
Jewish nationality and Soviet politics : the Jewish sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 by Zvi Y Gitelman( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to "Bolshevize" the Jewish population, the Soviets created within the Party a number of special Jewish Sections. Charged with the task of integrating the largely hostile or indifferent Jews into the new state the Sections' programs are, in effect, a case study of the modernization and secularization of an ethnic and religious minority. Zvi Gitelman's analysis of the Sections during the first decade of Soviet rule examines the nature of the challenge that modernization posed, the crises it created, and the responses it evoked
The new Jewish diaspora : Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States, Israel, and Germany( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jews of Eastern Europe have immigrated in large numbers to countries like Israel, the United States, and Germany. This migration across international borders has created challenges for Russian-speaking Jews as they forge their cultural, national, and ethnic identities. Gitelman's collection gathers essays on the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora from scholars in a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, literature, political science, history, and demography. By taking a multidisciplinary approach, the volume explores the many issues involving Russian-speaking Jews and their diaspora. Areas of focus include demographically defining the people and the diaspora, and what connects these now separated groups; political attitudes of Russian-speaking Jews and the implications of their convictions; the "malleability" of ethnicity and the process of how identity is recreated when transplanted in a new land; the effects migration has had on religiosity for Russian-speaking Jews; and analyzing the literary voices of writers within the diaspora. No previous volume has dealt in such depth with the ever-growing population of migrant Russian-speaking Jews"--
Developments in Soviet and post-Soviet politics by Stephen White( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Developments in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics offers a comprehensively revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed Developments in Soviet Politics. Rewritten since the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev, this timely edition focuses on the question of defining and understanding "post-Soviet" politics."--BOOK JACKET. "The contributors analyze key institutions and policy processes in the new political systems emerging after Gorbachev's resignation and the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Various topics discussed include changing leadership, party and state institutions, patterns of participation, the legal system, and social, economic, and foreign policymaking."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume highlights the problems of governability at all levels posed by the development of mass politics - especially in its ethnic and nationalist forms - and concludes by presenting contrasting views on the future of the post-Soviet system and how it can be best understood."--Jacket
East-West relations and the future of Eastern Europe : politics and economics( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public opinion in European socialist systems by Walter D Connor( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagall and the artists of the Russian Jewish theater( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater illuminates the Jewish mythical and folkloric plays produced at Habima to the daring, expressionistic Yiddish dramas presented at the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (goset), this illustrated book chronicles the flourishing of Soviet Jewish theater in the 1920s and 1930s. The productions, which combined Russian folk art with elements of Cubo-Futurism and Constructivism, attracted large, diverse audiences and garnered international critical praise. Spanning Jewish culture and history in the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1949, the volume includes stunning reproductions of Chagall's celebrated theater murals; fascinating archival materials such as posters, prints, and playbills; designs for costumes and sets; and many other breathtaking works."--Jacket
Bitter legacy : confronting the Holocaust in the USSR( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in Russian and post-Soviet politics( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all the dramatic changes that swept through Eastern Europe in the late 1980s, one of the most significant has been the transformation of a communist-ruled Soviet Union into a group of independent post-Soviet states. Drawing together leading international scholars, this completely revised, updated, and expanded edition of the critically acclaimed Developments in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics (published in 1992) provides an up-to-date, systematic, and broad-ranging examination of the government, politics, and policy in Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union."--BOOK JACKET. "Beginning with a discussion of the process of transition, the book moves on to consider the Russian presidency and parliament; political parties and civil rights; the policy process, particularly as it relates to social issues, the economy, privatization and foreign policy; national and ethnic differences; and politics outside Russia. It also examines the place of these unprecedented changes within the larger context of Russian history. Developments in Russian and Post-Soviet Politics will be an authoritative guide to the transformation occurring in Russia and the newly formed republics on its borders well into the 1990s."--Jacket
Religion or ethnicity? : Jewish identities in evolution( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Religion or Ethnicity? leading scholars trace the evolution of Jewish identity and examine Judaism from the Greco-Roman age, through medieval times, modern western and eastern Europe, to today. Jewish identity has been defined as an ethnicity, a nation, a culture, and even a race. Religion or Ethnicity? questions what it means to be Jewish. The contributors show how the Jewish people have evolved over time in different ethnic, religious, and political movements. In his closing essay, Gitelman questions the viability of secular Jewishness outside Israel but suggests that the continued interest in exploring the relationship between Judaism's secular and religious forms will keep the heritage alive for generations to come."--Book cover
The emergence of modern Jewish politics : Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe by Zvi Gitelman( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While contributors to The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics debate the ultimate success and failure of the various parties and the appropriateness of their tactics, inevitably most examine such issues through the prism of the Holocaust, which effectively terminated East European Jewish politics. These essays also raise the issue of whether ethnic minorities are best served by highly ideological or highly pragmatic political movements in trying to defend their interests in nondemocratic, multiethnic states."--Jacket
Developments in Russian politics 6 by Stephen White( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking as its starting point the elections of 2000 and 2004, this edition brings together a tightly-edited set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading experts to provide a broad-ranging assessment of Russian politics under Putin
Developments in Russian politics 4( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in Russian Politics 4 examines the political system that has developed since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. But, unlike the previous editions of this study of Soviet and post-Soviet politics, this volume emphasizes post-communist Russia. The editors have gathered a distinguished group of international scholars for this project, both in the addition of new chapters and the updating and revision of existing materials. These scholars focus on the extent to which Russia has made the transition not just from communist rule but to a form of government that for the first time gives Russians a degree of influence over the leaders who speak in their name. Individual chapters address such issues as elections and voting behavior, health care policy, women and public life, presidential power, and the politics of human rights
Developments in Russian politics 5 by Stephen, ed White( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still the world's largest state, Russia has been making a complex and uneven transition to a postcommunist system that has strong elements of authoritarianism as well as democracy. After an introduction that sets out the context of change, a series of chapters consider the main elements of the contemporary political system, the main areas of policy, and some of the most contentious issues in Russia under Putin. A conclusion places the Russian experience within the wider pattern of democratization
Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine : an uncertain ethnicity by Zvi Y Gitelman( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines in depth post-Soviet Jews' attitudes toward religion, intermarriage, emigration, anti-Semitism and rebuilding Jewish life"--
Becoming Israelis : political resocialization of Soviet and American immigrants by Zvi Yechiel Gitelman( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quest for Utopia : Jewish political ideas and institutions through the ages by Zvi Y Gitelman( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish life after the USSR by Zvi Y Gitelman( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diffusion of political innovation: from Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union by Zvi Y Gitelman( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New Jewish identities : contemporary Europe and beyond
A century of ambivalence : the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the presentChagall and the artists of the Russian Jewish theaterBitter legacy : confronting the Holocaust in the USSRReligion or ethnicity? : Jewish identities in evolutionThe emergence of modern Jewish politics : Bundism and Zionism in Eastern EuropeDevelopments in Russian politics 6Developments in Russian politics 4Developments in Russian politics 5
Alternative Names
Gitelʹman, C. 1940-

Gitelʹman, Cvi

Gitelʹman, Cvi 1940-

Giṭelman, Ṣebī 1940-

Giṭelman, Ṣevî 1940-

Giṭelman, Tsevi

Giṭelman, Tsevi 1940-

Gitelʹman, T︠S︡vi

Gitelʹman, T︠S︡vi 1940-

Gitelman, Z. 1940-

Gitelman Zvi

Gitelman, Zvi 1940-

Gitelman, Zvi Y.

Gitelman, Zvi Y. 1940-

Gitelman, Zvi Y. (Zvi Yechiel), 1940-

Gitelman, Zvi Yechiel 1940-

Gitelman, Zvi Yehiel

Гительман, Цви

Гительман, Цви 1940-

גיטלמן, צבי

ギテルマン, ツヴィ

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