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The Social Scientific Study of JewrySources, Approaches, Debates$
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Uzi Rebhun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199363490

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.001.0001

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The Professional Dilemma of Jewish Social Scientists: The Case of the ASSJ

The Professional Dilemma of Jewish Social Scientists: The Case of the ASSJ

American Jewry and North African Jews, 1952–1956

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(p.230) (p.231) Funding Aliyah
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The Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author(s):

Chaim I. Waxman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0012

This chapter examines the history of the major professional organization of Jewish social scientists, the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ). It analyzes the association's goals in the context of American social science as a whole and the Jewish “guild” of social scientists in particular. It discusses the factors that contributed to the emergence of the ASSJ which include the increased ethnic and religious consciousness at the end of the 1960s and the growing number of connections between Jewish communal agencies and scholars engaged in Jewish social research projects.

Keywords:   ASSJ, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, Jewish social scientists, American social science, ethnic consciousness, religious consciousness, Jewish communal agencies

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