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Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood

Iddo Tavory


Based on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, Summoned is an in-depth exploration of the social worlds of Orthodox Jews in a Los Angeles neighborhood as well as a theoretical exploration of the co-construction of identification, interaction and the patterning of social worlds. Located off Hollywood and Melrose—a space known better for aspiring artists than for its religious life—the neighborhood surprisingly emerged as one of the main hubs of Orthodoxy on the West Coast of the US. The study thus traces the everyday ways in which religious life can thrive in the midst of an urban environment t ... More

Keywords: identity, interaction, social worlds, theory of action, Orthodox Judaism, religion, urban sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226321868
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226322193.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iddo Tavory, author
New York University