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The Blurring of Distinction: Performance and Jewish Identities in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna

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In fin-de-siècle Vienna, Jews constituted about ten percent of the city's population. They formed a visible community, and some of its members played a major role in Austrian political, cultural and scholarly life. Even if they faced myriad forms of discrimination, Viennese Jews socialized with non-Jews. Such interactions across ethnic and religious boundaries often blurred the lines that separated their respective cultural spheres.

These intimate ties between Jews and other inhabitants of the city raises the question about the circumscription of Jews and the determination of "things Jewish." Is it possible to differentiate Jews from non-Jews without drawing upon some essentialized notion of Jewishness? What might be the best way to explore the relationship between Jews and society at large? Against the background of Viennese Jewish history, this article will explore how notions of performance might help to write Jewish history and to develop a de-essentialized concept of "things Jewish."


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