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ERIC Number: ED108242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 10
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Changing Stereotype of Jewish Women in the Popular Culture.
Frankel, Judith; Mirsky, Norman
The stereotype of the Jewish woman as presented in the media--either a female who controls through guilt and is overly concerned with food, or a woman who is an exotic, seductive individual torn between devotion to family and pursuit of private romantic goals--is discussed in this paper. Books by Norman Mailer, John Updike, Erica Jong and Philip Roth lend support to this stereotype. The sociohistorical background out of which this stereotype grew is examined briefly, and the role of the Jewish male is discussed. It is concluded that, in reality, the Jewish women is at the forefront of women's liberation, and there will come a time when the stereotype of the Jewish woman will no longer exist. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of The Popular Culture Association (5th, St. Louis, March 20-22, 1975)