"Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America" by Stephen Bloom Book Review by The Research Group

"Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America" by Stephen Bloom
A discussion of the book that studies two rigid, conservative, insular cultures in conflict with each other, and the author's personal involvement.
# 24229 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2002 | US


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Discusses the book that studies two rigid, conservative, insular cultures in conflict with each other, and the author's personal involvement. Two cultures under scrutiny are the long-time Lutheran residents of a small farming town in the Midwest, and the ultraorthodox Hassidic Lubavitchers Jewish Americans from Brooklyn, New York. Religious conflict in relation to cultural values.

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"Journalist Stephen G. Bloom's Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America is a study of two rigid, conservative, insular cultures in conflict with each other. The story of the conflict unfolds in context of Bloom's personal journey into his own cultural and religious beliefs, and this structure gives the book a novelistic flavor which makes it a "good read" for a sociological study.


The two cultures are the white, Lutheran long time residents of the small farming town of Postville, Iowa and the ultra orthodox Hassidic Lubavitchers Jewish Americans from Brooklyn, New York. As Bloom notes, "As in all of Iowa, Christianity has always been at the heart of Postville" (89).


When the Jews began arriving in the mid-1980s, Postville, as it had always been, was a closed..."

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