Intersectionality Needs Jewish Feminism

Intersectionality Needs Jewish Feminism Sex Roles (2017) 76:522–523 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0719-6 BOOK REVIEW Jewish Feminisim and Intersectionality. By Marla Brettschneider, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2016. 206 pp. $80 (Hard). ISBN: 13: 978-1-4384-6033-8 Kayla Miriyam Weiner Published online: 26 December 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 This scholarly tome is not for either the light of heart or the forms of intersectionality. She argues that, if scholars continue casual thinker. It is a deep, dense, and complex discussion of to leave out Jewish experiences and interventions from how Jewish Feminism is unique and why it is important not intersectionality theory and research, our understanding of only to the theory of intersectionality, but also to social justice. the deeper cause of injustice in society, as well as the means to overcome oppression, is in peril. She goes even further and The book is a compilation of the author’s previous scholar- ship, which she uses to critique the theory of intersectionality argues that leaving antisemitism out of such an important con- and enrich it with the concepts and practices of Jewish temporary approach may be deadly for Jews. Feminism. The author posits that Jewish feminist thinking is In the first chapter, Brettschneider sets Sex Roles Springer Journals

Intersectionality Needs Jewish Feminism

Sex Roles , Volume 76 (8) – Dec 26, 2016

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