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Lost and Found: Jewish Women Recovering Tradition, Remaking Themselves

Abstract Lost and Found:

Jewish Women Recovering Tradition, Remaking Themselves

This study explores the turn towards stringently observant Orthodox Judaism among lesser observant Jewish women ages late 40s to early 70s residing in a rapidly growing Sunbelt city. It seeks to answer three questions: what is the impulse that inspires such a fundamental life change; what is the process for making that change; and how does that change impact the sense of self, as individuals and within families and communities?

It is an ethnographic study that uses a qualitative, modified grounded theory methodology to gather and analyze data, allowing themes to arise from extensive field observation and intensive participant interviews. The data establish an underlyi... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Cabot, Vicki (Author) / Gereboff, Joel (Advisor) / Benor, Sarah B (Committee member) / Sarat, Leah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Judaic studies / Religious history / Gender studies / Change / History / Jewish / Memory / Orthodoxy / Women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 274 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Religious Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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