Inna Shtakser

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Status and Affiliation

Degree:

  • PhD

Affiliation:

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

Contact:

  • Write Inna Shtakser an e-mail

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Special Interests

  • Working-class Jewish revolutionary youth milieu in the Pale of Settlement during the first Russian revolution
  • Anarchist groups in pre-1917 Russian empire

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Recent Project

The Making of Jewish Revolutionaries in the Pale of Settlement

My work analyzes the combination of change in both “structure of feeling” and social identity among working-class Jewish youth of the Pale of Settlement during the first Russian revolution. I claim that these changes eventually resulted in the creation of a new image that a young Jew could choose for her/himself - an image of a working-class Jewish revolutionary. It also contributed to a greater openness of the Jewish community to the idea of a secular Jew. The revolutionary youth created a new cultural space within the hierarchy of the Jewish community, based on their combined new and old identities as revolutionaries and Jews.

  • Type: Book
  • Period covered: 1905-07
  • Written Language: English
  • Started: 2007
  • Availabilty: published in 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan

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