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The Impact Of Feminist Theory On Jewish Studies

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s position is not popular today, but his distinction between a master and a slave morality might serve as a starting point for a critique of Jewish appropriations of postmodern thought. This chapter's title—“What power for which Jews?”—echoes Nietzsche’s concern with the nature of might and influence. The first half of the question alludes to the recent preoccupation with “alternative” forms of power that informs the work of scholars in Jewish studies and elsewhere. The chapter tries to challenge this redefinition of power with reference to Nietzsche’s discussion of slave morality. The second half relates to the purpose power might have for Jews and non-Jews alike. The chapter also tries to address the issue as to who should benefit from power and what this says about the underlying aims of those who espouse postmodern theory.

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche; Jewish studies; postmodern theory



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