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Benjamin Harshav

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780520079588

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001

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The Centrifugal Movement

The Centrifugal Movement

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(p.14) Four The Centrifugal Movement
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Language in Time of Revolution
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Benjamin Harshav

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0004

This chapter concentrates on the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern European origin a) because they constituted the overwhelming majority of world Jewry at the beginning of this period and b) because it was primarily in this group that the organized intrinsic responses to the historical situation—literature ideologies, and the social network—took shape. However, the phenomena on the individual level, particularly modernization, moving from small towns and villages to the cities, changing professions, dropping Yiddish and embracing the dominant language, and entry into the world of general culture, took place in all Jewish communities, either before this revolution or after it. In this respect, Western Europe preceded Eastern Europe, and the rise of North African Jews in France came later.

Keywords:   Ashkenazi, Jews, Jewry, social network, modernization, Yiddish, language, culture, revolution, France

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