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Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara

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Destination culture : tourism, museums, and heritage by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett( )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the question, "What does it mean to show?", the author explores the agency of display in museums and tourist attractions. She looks at how objects are made to perform their meaning by being collected and how techniques of display, not just the things shown, convey a powerful message
Anne Frank unbound : media, imagination, memory( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. This volume of essays looks beyond this young girl's words at the numerous ways people have engaged her life and writing. Apart from officially sanctioned works and organizations, there exists a prodigious amount of cultural production, which encompasses literature, art, music, film, television, blogs, pedagogy, scholarship, religious ritual, and comedy. Created by both artists and amateurs, these responses to Anne Frank range from veneration to irreverence. Although at times they challenge conventional perceptions of her significance, these works testify to the power of Anne Frank, the writer, and Anne Frank, the cultural phenomenon, as people worldwide forge their own connections with the diary and its author
The art of being Jewish in modern times by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wide-ranging portrayal of modern Jewishness in artistic terms invites scrutiny into the relationship between creativity and the formation of Jewish identity, and into the complex issue of what makes a work of art uniquely Jewish. Whether it is the provenance of the artist, as in the case of popular Israeli singer Zehava Ben, the intention of the iconography, as in Ben Shahn's antifascist paintings, or the utopian ideals of the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, clearly no single formula for defining Jewish art in the diaspora will suffice." "The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times is the first work to analyze modern Jewry's engagement with the arts as a whole, including music, theater, dance, film, museums, architecture, painting, sculpture, and more. Working with a broad conception of what counts as art, the book asks the following questions: What roles have commerce and politics played in shaping Jewish artistic agendas? Who determines the Jewishness of art and for what purposes? What role have aesthetics played in reshaping religious traditions and rituals? This richly illustrated volume illuminates how the arts have helped Jews confront the various challenges of modernity, including cultural adaptation and self preservation, economic diversification, and ritual transformation. There truly is an art to being Jewish in the modern world - or, alternatively, to being modern in the Jewish world - and this collection fully captures its range, diversity, and historical significance."--Jacket
Speech play : research and resources for studying linguistic creativity by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech play reflects a degree of selectivity and creativity beyond ordinary language use. Consistent with the approach of ethnography, each culture may have its own definition of speech play. Articles collected in this volume investigate speech play as language structure--"Play Languages: Implications for (Socio) Linguistics, ""Secret Play Languages in Saramaka: Linguistic Disguise in a Caribbean Creole," and "Some Zinacanteco Joking Strategies"; initial and continuing acquisition--"Children's Traditional Speech Play and Child Language, ""A Developmental Structural Account of Riddles," and "Verbal Dueling in Chamula"; and institutional and individual creativity--"How to Remember Numbers in Japanese" and "Saying Is Inventing: Gnomic Expressions in 'Molloy.'" Directions for further research are suggested, and a bibliographic survey of the literature on speech play is presented. (Ks)
Image before my eyes : a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland, 1864-1939 by Lucjan Dobroszycki( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They called me Mayer July : painted memories of a Jewish childhood in Poland before the Holocaust by Mayer Kirshenblatt( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mayer Kirshenblatt, who was born in 1916 and left Poland for Canada in 1934, taught himself to paint at age 73. Since then, he has made it his mission to remember the world of his childhood in living color, "lest future generations know more about how Jews died than how they lived." This volume presents his paintings woven together with a narrative created from interviews that took place over forty years between Mayer and his daughter, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. This collaboration - a unique blend of memoir, oral history, and artistic interpretation - is simultaneously a labor of love, a tribute to an imagination, and a portrait of life in one Jewish hometown."--Jacket
Image before my eyes by Josh Waletzky( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary, first released in 1980, offers a window into the vitality of Polish Jewry before the Holocaust. The film directs its lens at all aspects of that now-vanished world, showing us a diverse community and culture. It encompasses city and shtetl, rich and poor, secular and spiritual, politics and society, all permeated by the distinctive character and values that developed in the Polish-Jewish community over nearly a millennium"--Study guide, p. 1
Jewish cuisine in Hungary : a cultural history with 83 authentic recipes by András Koerner( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author refuses to accept that the world of pre-Shoah Hungarian Jewry and its cuisine should disappear almost without a trace and feels compelled to reconstruct its culinary culture. His book - with a preface by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett - presents eating habits not as isolated acts, divorced from their social and religious contexts, but as organic parts of a way of life. According to Kirshenblatt-Gimblett : "While cookbooks abound, there is no other study that can compare with this book. It is simply the most comprehensive account of a Jewish food culture to date." Indeed, no comparable study exists about the Jewish cuisine of any country, or - for that matter - about Hungarian cuisine. It describes the extraordinary diversity that characterized the world of Hungarian Jews, in which what could or could not be eaten was determined not only by absolute rules, but also by dietary traditions of particular religious movements or particular communities. The book's ten chapters cover the culinary traditions and eating habits of Hungarian Jewry up to the 1940s, ranging from kashrut (the system of keeping the kitchen kosher) through the history of cookbooks, the food traditions of weekdays and holidays, the diversity of households, and descriptions of food and hospitality industries to the history of some typical dishes. Although this book is primarily a cultural history and not a cookbook, it includes 83 recipes, as well as nearly 200 fascinating pictures of daily life and documents."--taken from back cover
Art from start to finish : jazz, painting, writing, and other improvisations( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When is an artistic work finished? When the copyeditor makes the final correction to a manuscript, when the composer writes the last note of a symphony, or when the painter puts the last brushstroke on the canvas? Perhaps it's even later, when someone reads the work, when an ensemble performs, or when the painting is hung on a gallery wall for viewing? Art from Start to Finish gathers a unique group of contributors from the worlds of sociology, musicology, literature, and communications--many of them practicing artists in their own right--to discuss how artists from jazz musicians to painters work: how they coordinate their efforts, how they think, how they start, and, of course, how they finish their productions
Writing a modern Jewish history : essays in honor of Salo W. Baron( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting comfortable in New York : the American Jewish home, 1880-1950 by Jenna Weissman Joselit( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum frictions : public cultures/global transformations( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum Frictions is the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series, Exhibiting Cultures and Museums and Communities, have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum display and heritage sites. Another classic in the making, Museum Frictions is a lavishly illustrated examination of the significant and varied effects of the increasingly globalized world on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practices. The contributors - scholars, artists, and curators - present case studies drawn from Africa, Australia, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Together, they offer a multifaceted analysis of the complex roles that national and community museums, museums of art and history, monuments, heritage sites, and theme parks play in creating public cultures. Whether contrasting the transformation of Africa's oldest museum, the South Africa Museum, with one of its newest, the Lwandle Migrant Labor Museum; offering an interpretation of the audio guide at the Guggenheim Bilbao; reflecting on the relative paucity of art museums in Peru and Cambodia; considering representations of slavery in the United States and Ghana; or meditating on the ramifications of an exhibition of Australian aboriginal art at the Asia Society in New York City, the contributors highlight the frictions, contradictions, and collaborations emerging in museums and heritage sites around the world. The volume opens with an extensive introductory essay by Ivan Karp and Corinne A. Kratz, leading scholars in museum and heritage studies
Fabric of Jewish life : textiles from the Jewish Museum collection by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Hasidic Jews : N011( )

in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hasidim are Jews who observe Orthodox law so meticulously that they are set apart from most other Orthodox Jews. Hasidim are divided into a number of sects and communities, each organized around a particular religious leader. The Lubavitcher and Satmar groups are the largest sects and they are located primarily in Brooklyn, New York. There is also a communtiy of Hasidim in Montreal, Quebec. This file contains 34 documents and includes information on several of the sects and on communities in the United States and in the Montreal area. There is a strong focus on Hasidim in Brooklyn, New York, primarily of the Lubavitcher and Satmar sects. The time period covered is from ca. 1950-1990
Image before my eyes : a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust by Lucjan Dobroszycki( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech Play : Research and Resources for the Study of Linguistic Creativity by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett( )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From riddles to proverbs, from jingles to jokes, from mnemonics to pig Latin to dueling with words, speech play is central to social life in all of its forms. These essays describe a variety of speech play genres, formulate the "rules" for play with language, and discuss the relevance of speech play to current issues in linguistic theory, cognitive development, and the ethnography of speaking
Polin : 1000 year history of Polish Jews by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue published by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Max Gimblett : the brush of all things by Max Gimblett( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional storytelling in the Toronto Jewish community; a study in performance and creativity in an immigrant culture by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Hasidic Jews : N011( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hasidim are Jews who observe Orthodox law so meticulously that they are set apart from most other Orthodox Jews. Hasidim are divided into a number of sects and communities, each organized around a particular religious leader. The Lubavitcher and Satmar groups are the largest sects and they are located primarily in Brooklyn, New York. There is also a communtiy of Hasidim in Montreal, Quebec. This file contains 34 documents and includes information on several of the sects and on communities in the United States and in the Montreal area. There is a strong focus on Hasidim in Brooklyn, New York, primarily of the Lubavitcher and Satmar sects. The time period covered is from ca. 1950-1990
 
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The art of being Jewish in modern times
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Anne Frank unbound : media, imagination, memoryThe art of being Jewish in modern timesSpeech play : research and resources for studying linguistic creativityThey called me Mayer July : painted memories of a Jewish childhood in Poland before the HolocaustJewish cuisine in Hungary : a cultural history with 83 authentic recipesArt from start to finish : jazz, painting, writing, and other improvisationsWriting a modern Jewish history : essays in honor of Salo W. BaronMuseum frictions : public cultures/global transformationsImage before my eyes : a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust
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