Dr. Marina Calloni is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milan-Bicocca in Milan, Italy. She has two Ph.D’s, one is in Philosophy from the University of Pavia, and another in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.2012 0-7734-2933-6
The essays collected in this volume show the complex lives and identities of Central European Jewish women, born between 1860 and the early 20th century. They enrich our knowledge and understanding of European Jewish women. Despite their important contributions to many intellectual and artistic fields, most of the women in this book were previously unknown to English-speaking audiences.
These women exhibited a fluid range of identities, affiliations, and loyalties. Their Jewishness was more often identified with culture or community rather than ritual or religion. Most traveled around Europe and fled Europe during the time of the Nazi persecution. Their odysseys highlight the experiences of the marginal and those in exile. The collection offers a valuable contribution to 19th and 20th century women’s history, European intellectual history, Jewish studies, and Diaspora studies.