Bieganski : the brute Polak stereotype, its role in Polish-Jewish relations and American popular culture
- by Danusha V. Goska.
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- Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (341 pages).
- Jews of Poland.
- Goska, Danusha V. (Danusha Veronica)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Bieganski lives
- Bieganski in the press
- Bieganski takes root in America
- Bieganski in American cinema
- Bieganski as a support for Jewish identity
- The peasant and middleman minority theory
- The necessity of Bieganski : a shamed and horrified world seeks a scapegoat
- Bieganski lives
- next door to Shylock
- Final thoughts.
Winner of the 2010 Halecki Award for Outstanding Book on the Polish Experience in America In this study, Goska exposes one stereotype of Poles and other Eastern Europeans. In the aEURO BieganskiaEURO stereotype, Poles exhibit the qualities of animals. They are strong, stupid, violent, fertile, anarchic, dirty, and especially hateful in a way that more evolved humans are not. Their special hatefulness is epitomized by Polish anti- Semitism. Bieganski discovers this stereotype in the mainstream press, in scholarship and film, in JewsaEURO (TM) self-definition, and in responses to the Holocaust. BieganskiaEURO (TM)s twin is Shylock, the stereotype of the crafty, physically inadequate, moneyed Jew. The final chapters of the book are devoted to interviews with American Jews, which reveal that BieganskiaEURO"and ShylockaEURO"are both alive and well among those who have little knowledge of Poles or Poland.
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- Antisemitism > Poland > History > 20th century.
- Stereotypes (Social psychology) > Poland > History > 20th century.
- Ethnicity > Poland > History > 20th century.
- Jews > Poland > Public opinion > History > 20th century.
- Jews > United States > Public opinion.
- Polish people > United States > Public opinion.
- Stereotypes (Social psychology) > United States.
- Popular culture > United States.
- Poland > Ethnic relations > History > 20th century.
- United States > Ethnic relations.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Anthropology > Cultural.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Discrimination & Race Relations.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Ethnic Studies > General.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Minority Studies.
- Ethnic relations.
- Jews > Public opinion.
- Popular culture.
- Stereotypes (Social psychology)
- United States.
- Publication date
- Jews of Poland
- 9781618110251 (electronic bk.)
- 161811025X (electronic bk.)
- 1936235153 (hbk. ; alk. paper)