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Beyond Chrismukkah : the Christian-Jewish interfaith family in the United States / Samira K. Mehta.

Author/creator Mehta, Samira K. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Descriptionxii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents To stem a rising tide: interfaith marriage and religious institutions -- Blended or transcended: interfaith families in popular culture, 1970-1980 -- One roof, one religion: the campaign for a Jewish (interfaith) family -- They sure will be of minority groups: interreligious, interracial, multiethnic Jewish families -- Chrismukkah: millennial multiculturalism -- Living the interfaith family life: dual religious heritages shaping family cultures -- Conclusion. for the sake of the children: identity, practice, and the adult children of intermarriage.
Abstract "Drawing on historical research, ethnography, and original interviews, Beyond Chrismukkah describes and analyzes how interfaith Christian-Jewish families were understood, viewed, and treated in the larger American social milieu from 1965 through the present. [Mehta] shows how during the latter half of the twentieth century, interfaith marriage was subject to much the same dynamic and dramatic change that took place generally in American culture: from 1965 to 2010, the rate of intermarriage for American Jews rose from less than 10% to its current rate of between 40-50%. She argues that the understanding of ethnicity, and, in particular, the turn to multiculturalism in the 1990s, generated significant cultural and political change over time."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017020958
ISBN9781469636351 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469636352 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781469636368 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469636360 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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