The Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Politics of Contradictory Discourses
Edwin Mellen Press (June 30, 2015)
This work examines global paradigms of colonialism and imperialism in a new way. Taking seriously the conceptual framework of incommensurabilty, Brettschneider explores Jewishness and the history of the Jewish people as they relate to the millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa involved in Jewish and Jewishly related activity and identity formation. The book analyzes the phenomenon of Jewish connectedness using a wide-range of conflicting political discourses (state, nation, rabbinics, science, and cis-gendered hetero-patriarchy) to bring a fresh perspective to this complex paradigm.