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Abrams, Nathan

Overview
Works: 18 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 4,988 library holdings
Genres: History  Motion pictures  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Nathan Abrams
The new Jew in film : exploring Jewishness and Judaism in contemporary cinema by Nathan Abrams( )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jewish film characters have existed almost as long as the medium itself. But around 1990, films about Jews and their representation in cinema multiplied and took on new forms, marking a significant departure from the past. With a fresh generation of Jewish filmmakers, writers, and actors at work, contemporary cinemas have been depicting a multiplicity of new variants, including tough Jews; brutish Jews; gay and lesbian Jews; Jewish cowboys, skinheads, and superheroes; and even Jews in space
Norman Podhoretz and Commentary magazine : the rise and fall of the neocons by Nathan Abrams( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neoconservatism was the driving force of the Bush presidency. Neoconservatives held many prominent positions in the administration and, over the past 25 years, articulated many ideas and decisions on foreign policy, supply-side economics, tax cuts, the erosion of the wall separating church and state, and bioethics." "But what does the term "neoconservative" mean? Who are we talking about and where did they come from? Abrams answers those very questions through a detailed and critical study of neoconservatism's leading thinker, Norman Podhoretz, and the magazine he edited for 35 years, Commentary. Podhoretz has been described as "the conductor of the neocon orchestra" and through Commentary Podhoretz powerfully shaped neoconservatism." "Rich in research, the book is based upon a wide range of sources, including archival and other material never before published in the context of Commentary magazine, including Podhoretz's private papers." "It does not indulge in hagiography. It punctures, where necessary, the mythology that surrounds the movement and its magazine. It argues that much of what has been said about neoconservatism is the product of willful distortion and exaggeration both by the neoconservatives themselves and their many enemies." "From this unique perspective, Abrams examines the origins, rise, and fall of neoconservatism. In understanding Podhoretz, a figure often overlooked, this book sheds light on the origins, ideas, and intellectual pedigree of neoconservatism."--Jacket
Studying film by Nathan Abrams( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introduction to the study of film aims to stimulate students' enjoyment and understanding of a wide range of different types of film, and to give them an awareness of the nature of cinema as a medium, as an art form, and as a social and economic institution. Contemporary film is seen in context by tracing its development from 1895 to the present, exploring film production in a variety of countries in a range of styles, and placing film next to other media."--Jacket
Caledonian Jews : a study of seven small communities in Scotland by Nathan Abrams( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full history of the Jews in Scotland who lived outside Edinburgh and Glasgow. The work focuses on seven communities from the borders to the Highlands. Drawn from numerous primary sources, the history of Jews in Scotland is traced from the earliest rumors to the present"--Provided by publisher
Stanley Kubrick : New York Jewish intellectual by Nathan Abrams( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Kubrick is generally acknowledged as one of the world's great directors. Yet few critics or scholars have considered how he emerged from a unique and vibrant cultural milieu: the New York Jewish intelligentsia. [This book] reexamines the director's work in context of his ethnic and cultural origins. Focusing on several of Kubrick's key themes--including masculinity, ethical responsibility, and the nature of evil--it demonstrates how his films were in conversation with contemporary New York Jewish intellectuals who grappled with the same concerns. At the same time, it explores Kubrick's fraught relationship with his Jewish identity and his reluctance to be pegged as an ethnic director, manifest in his removal of Jewish references and characters from stories he adapted."--
Hidden in plain sight : Jews and Jewishness in British film, television, and popular culture by Nathan Abrams( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture is the first collection of its kind on this subject. The volume brings together a range of original essays that address different aspects of the role and presence of Jews and Jewishness in British film and television from the interwar period to the present. It constructs a historical overview of the Jewish contribution to British film and television, which has not always been sufficiently acknowledged. Each chapter presents a case study reflective of the specific Jewish experience as well as its particularly British context, with cultural representations of how Jews responded to events from the 1930s and '40s, including World War II, the Holocaust, and a legacy of antisemitism, through to the new millennium
Containing America : cultural production and consumption in Fifties America by Nathan Abrams( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The postwar period in America witnessed a tremendous consumer boom that introduced a thousands of new items into the mass market. The contributors to Containing America challenge our conceptions of Cold War culture by examining a range of such products - clothes, food, television, magazines, radio, and other forms of entertainment - in order to shed light on how Cold War discourses actually influenced the practices of ordinary behaviour. Their essays address very different sectors of American society - in terms of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender - thus emphasising the multiplicity, diversity, and differing nature of the voices that emerged in cultural production and consumption during the 1950s. Containing America points out directions for further research and provides a fresh approach for scholars, students, and others interested in the culture of the Cold War of the 1950s."--Jacket
Commentary magazine 1945-1959 : a journal of significant thought and opinion by Nathan Abrams( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary magazine, 1945-59 : "a journal of significant thought and opinion" by Nathan Abrams( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Launched in 1945, Commentary magazine became one of America's most celebrated periodicals. Under the editorship of Elliot E. Cohen, it developed into the premier postwar journal of Jewish affairs attracting a readership far wider than its Jewish community origin. This book is the first detailed and critical study of Commentary magazine during its formative years. Abrams traces the development of the key issues that have occupied its first fifty years: the construction of a new American Jewish identity, Judaism, the Holocaust, the State of Israel, and the Cold War. This account of the chief and most influential journal of Jewish thought, opinion, and culture in America will help complete the picture of postwar American Jewish and general intellectual life. The book is based on a wide range of sources including archival and other material never before published in the context of Commentary magazine."--Jacket
Jews & sex( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Go forth and multiply" was the first commandment in the Bible. From King David to adult movie star Ron Jeremy, Jews have prided themselves on their liberal attitudes towards all things sexual. But what do we really know about the relationship between Jews and Sex?" "This collection of original essays starts to answer that question. Featuring a range a writers from the United States, Europe, Israel, South America and Australia, this book features new writing on Judaism and Sexuality."--BOOK JACKET
Eyes wide shut : Stanley Kubrick and the making of his final film by Robert Phillip Kolker( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From inception to reception and afterlife, Eyes Wide Shut traces the details of the origins and production of Stanley Kubrick's last film. It is based on extensive archival research and over twenty new interviews
The Routledge handbook of contemporary Jewish cultures by Nadia Valman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and ways of investigating them. It looks at how the individual terms "Jewish" and "culture" are defined, looking at perspectives from various disciplines. It explores how Jewish cultures are theorized, looking at themes regarding power, textuality, religion/secularity, memory, bodies, space and place, and networks. It also uses some case studies
Commentary magazine : 'a journal of significant thought and opinion' by Nathan Abrams( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and up-to-date record of the organizations, people and events in the contemporary Jewish world. In addition it includes a collection of introductory essays by Ruth Sonntag, Sally Berkovic, Cecil Bloom, Diana Rau and Mark Geller
Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary British Jewish Literature( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jews in the Celtic lands( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

JOURNAL OF SIGNIFICANT THOUGHT AND OPINION: COMMENTARY MAGAZINE, 1945-15959 by Nathan Abrams( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Háború a jobboldal ellen : idézetgyűtemény( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Norman Podhoretz and Commentary magazine : the rise and fall of the neoconsStudying filmCaledonian Jews : a study of seven small communities in ScotlandContaining America : cultural production and consumption in Fifties AmericaCommentary magazine 1945-1959 : a journal of significant thought and opinionCommentary magazine, 1945-59 : "a journal of significant thought and opinion"Jews & sexCommentary magazine : 'a journal of significant thought and opinion'JOURNAL OF SIGNIFICANT THOUGHT AND OPINION: COMMENTARY MAGAZINE, 1945-15959
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