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Writing Jewish culture : paradoxes in ethnography

Author: Andreas B Kilcher; Liliane Weissberg
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selected papers presented at a conference titled "Jewish ethnography between science and literature" held in Zurich (Switzerland) in September 2013.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas B Kilcher; Liliane Weissberg
ISBN: 9780253019622 0253019621 9780253019585 0253019583 9780253019646 0253019648
OCLC Number: 919316413
Notes: Selected papers presented at a conference titled "Jewish ethnography between science and literature" held in Zurich (Switzerland) in September 2013.
Description: xi, 411 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 REINVENTING THE "JEWS" IN ETHNOGRAPHIC WRITING --
1. The Voice of a Native Informer: Salomon Maimon Describes Life in Polish Lithuania / Liliane Weissberg --
2. Legends of Authenticity: Das Buch von den polnischen Juden (1916) by S.J. Agnonand Ahron Eliasberg / Sylvia Jaworski --
3. The Cold Order and the Eros of Storytelling: Joseph Roth's "Exotic Jews" / Andreas Kilcher --
4. Yiddish Ethnographic Poetics and Moyshe Kulbak's "Vilne" / Jordan Finkin --
pt. 2 SEEING, HEARING, AND READING JEWS --
5. Listening in the Dark: The Yiddish Folklorists' Claim of a Russian Genealogy / Gabriella Safran --
6. Ethnoliterary Modernity: Jewish Ethnography and Literature in the Russian Empire and Poland (1890 --
1930) / Annette Werberger --
7. Imagining the Wandering Jew in Modernity: Exegesis and Ethnography in Leon Feuchtwanger's Jud Suss / Galit Hasan-Rokem --
8. Exclusion and Inclusion: Ethnography of War in Kriegsgefangene (1916) and Das ostjudische Antlitz (1920) / Eva Edelmann-Ohler --
9. Avant-Garde Authenticity: M. Vorobeichic's Photographic Modernism and the East European Jew / Samuel Spinner --
pt. 3 SPACES OF JEWISH ETHNOGRAPHY BETWEEN DIASPORA AND NATION --
10. Zionism's Ethnographic Knowledge: Leo Motzkin's and Heinrich York-Steiner's Narratives of Palestine (1898 --
1904) / Alexander Alon --
11. Eastern Europe in Argentina: Yiddish Travelogues and the Exploration of Jewish Diaspora / Tamar Lewinsky --
pt. 4 POLITICS AND THE ADDRESSEE OF ETHNOGRAPHY --
12. From Custom Book to Folk Culture: Minhag and the Roots of Jewish Ethnography / Nathaniel Deutsch --
13. In Search of the Exotic: "Jewish Houses" and Synagogues in Russian Travel Notes / Alia Sokolova --
14. Ballads of Strangers: Constructing "Ethnographic Moments" in Jewish Folklore / Dani Schrire --
APPENDIXES --
Note to Readers --
Appendix A What Is Jewish Ethnography? (Handbook for Fieldworkers) / Khayim Khayes --
Appendix B Research Your Shtetl! / H. Aleksandrov --
Appendix C "A Strange Experience" / A. Almi.
Responsibility: edited by Andreas Kilcher and Gabriella Safran.

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