Yuri Slezkine's scientific contributions

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This masterwork of interpretative history begins with a bold declaration: The Modern Age is the Jewish Age--and we are all, to varying degrees, Jews. The assertion is, of course, metaphorical. But it underscores Yuri Slezkine's provocative thesis. Not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world, they have beco...

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... Conceptions of Jewish exemplarity were developed as early as the 1780s, in the earliest stage of the Haskalah, the Jewish Enlightenment, and they may well have reached their zenith with American pragmatist sociology's concept of the marginal man in the 1920s and 1930s. Recently, the perspective of Jewish exemplarity has been revisited and renewed in the context of new perspectives on globalization and cosmopolitanism (Gelbin, 2015(Gelbin, , 2017Gilman, 2016;Slezkine, 2004). While it is well established that Simmel's stranger was a direct inspiration for Robert Park, Everett Stonequist, and others, it is less clear what preceded Simmel's variation of Jewish exemplarity (Goldberg, 2012(Goldberg, , 2017. ...