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Jews and shoes

Author: Edna Nahshon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
"Jews and Shoes takes a fresh look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers and barefootedness in Jewish experience. The book shows how shoes convey theological, social and economic concepts, and as such are intriguing subjects for inquiry within a wide range of cultural, artistic and historic contexts." "The book's multidisciplinary approach encompasses a wide range of contributions from disciplines as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
études diverses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jews and shoes.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edna Nahshon
ISBN: 9781847880499 1847880495 9781847880505 1847880509
OCLC Number: 213599560
Description: xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Jews and shoes / Edna Nahshon --
The biblical shoe : eschewing footwear : the call of Moses as biblical archetype / Ora Horn Prouser --
The halitzah shoe : between female subjugation and symbolic emasculation / Catherine Hezser --
The tombstone shoe : shoe-shaped tombstones in Jewish cemeteries in the Ukraine / Rivka Parciack --
The Israeli shoe : "biblical sandals" and native Israeli identity / Orna Ben-Meir --
The shtetl shoe : how to make a shoe / Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett --
The folkloristic shoe : shoes and shoemakers in Yiddish language and folklore / Robert A. Rothstein --
The Holocaust shoe : untying memory : shoes as Holocaust memorial experience / Jeffrey Feldman --
Wanderer's shoe : the cobbler's penalty : the wandering Jew in search for salvation / Shelly Zer-Zion --
The equalizing shoe : shoes as a symbol of equality in the Jewish society in Palestine during the first half of the twentieth century / Ayala Raz --
The fetishist's shoe : "poems of pedal atrocity" : sexuality, ethnicity, and religion in the art of Bruno Schulz / Andrew Ingall --
The artist's shoe : digging into the Jewish roots of shoe-field / Sonya Rapoport --
The theatrical shoe : the utterance of shoemaking : cobblers on the Israeli stage / Dorit Yerushalmi --
The cinematic shoe : Ernst Lubitsch's East European "touch" in Pinkus's Shoe Palace / Jeanette Malkin.
Responsibility: [edited by] Edna Nahshon.
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Takes a look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers, and barefootedness in Jewish experience. This book shows how shoes convey theological, social, and economic concepts, and as such are  Read more...


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After reading Jews and Shoes, one will no longer view that essential part of the wardrobe as a mere item of necessity. Jewish Book World This highly original volume makes itself indispensable as Read more...

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