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Going to the People : Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse.

Author: Jeffrey Veidlinger
Publisher: Indiana University Press, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Veidlinger
ISBN: 9780253019141 0253019141
OCLC Number: 964760878
Description: 364 pages
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction \ Jeffrey VeidlingerPart I. History of the Ethnographic Impulse1. Thrice Born, or Between Two Worlds: Reflexivity and Performance in An-sky's Jewish Ethnographic Expedition and Beyond \ Nathaniel Deutsch2. Between Scientific and Political: Jewish Scholars and Russian-Jewish Physical Anthropology in the Fin-de-Siecle Russian Empire\ Marina Mogilner3. To Study Our Past, Make Sense of Our Present and Develop Our National Consciousness:" Lev Shternberg's Comprehensive Program for Jewish Ethnography in the USSR \ Sergei Kan4. "What Should We Collect?": Ethnography, Local Studies, and the Formation of a Belorussian Jewish Identity \ Elissa Bemporad5. Yiddish Folklore and Soviet Ideology during the 1930s \ Mikhail Krutikov6. After An-sky: I.M. Pul'ner and the Jewish Section of the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad \ Deborah Yalen7. "Holy Sacred Collection Work": The Relationship between YIVO and its Zamlers \ Sarah Ellen Zarrow8. The Last "Zamlers": Avrom Sutzkever and Shmerke Kaczerginski in Vilna, 1944-1945 \ David E. FishmanPart II. Findings from the Field9. Ethnography and Folklore among Polish Jews in Israel-Immigration and Integration \ Haya Bar-Itzhak10. The Use of Hebrew and Yiddish in the Rituals of Contemporary Jewry of Bukovina and Bessarabia \ Alexandra Polyan11. Food and Faith in the Soviet Shtetl \ Jeffrey Veidlinger12. Undzer Rebenyu: Religion, Memory, and Identity in Postwar Moldova \ Sebastian Z. SchulmanPart III. Reflections on the Ethnographic Impulse13. Ex-Soviet Jews: Collective Autoethnography \ Larisa Fialkova and Maria Yelenevskaya14. Family Pictures at an Exhibition: History, Autobiography, and the Museum Exhibit on Jewish Lodz "In Mrs. Goldberg's Kitchen" \ Halina Goldberg15. Seamed Stockings and Ponytails: Conducting Ethnographic Fieldwork in a Contemporary Hasidic Community \ Asya Vaisman SchulmanPart IV. By Way of Conclusion16. From Function to Frame: The Evolving Conceptualization of Jewish Folklore Studies \ Simon J. BronnerList of ContributorsIndex


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Overall, Going to the People proves itself a useful addition to scholarship on Jewish folklore and ethnography by introducing major issues in these fi elds, as well as the historical figures and Read more...

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