Temple Emanu'el, a cultural system revisted

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dc.contributor.advisor Scruton, David L., 1928- en_US
dc.contributor.author Finnegan, Dorothy E., 1947- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:20Z
dc.date.created 1970 en_US
dc.date.issued 1970
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1970 .F55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180025
dc.description.abstract Two teams of researchers conducted participant-observation studies in Middletown in the past fifty years. The first study was made by Robert and Helen Merrill Lynd in 1929 and subsequently, they re-evaluated their work in the 1930’s. The early sixties brought a third to fruition. Whitney Gordon concentrated on Temple Emanu’El, the Jewish Reform synagogue in Middletown. Gordon, following the organizational structure used by the Lynd’s, attempted to study the temple using the concept of stress as his frame of reference.As a revisit, my research attempts to study and understand the ritualand belief patterns within the framework of Temple Emanu’El Temple, a cultural system. Described are the temporal and spatial dimensions which define the tangible boundaries in which the ongoing ritual processes occur. As demonstrated here, a cultural system regulates as well as it is regulated by its membership, the human element necessary for existence.Due to the unique history of Middletown, this revisit study was enhanced. It succeeded three previous studies, the last of which took place in the same cultural system. The question of ethics which is generally faced by a social scientist as well as his subjects received significant attention in this research.
dc.format.extent iii, 113 leaves : ill. 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jews -- United States -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jews -- Social life and customs. en_US
dc.title Temple Emanu'el, a cultural system revisted en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415244 en_US


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