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My father's wars : migration, memory, and the violence of a century

Author: Alisse Waterston
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Innovative ethnographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"My Father's wars is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and difficult man. And it is a scholar's reflection on the dramatic forces of history, the experience of exile and immigration, the legacies of culture, and the enduring power of memory. This book is for
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Michael Waterston; Michael Waterston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alisse Waterston
ISBN: 9780415859172 0415859174 9780415859189 0415859182 0203798740 9780203798744 113512700X 9781135127008
OCLC Number: 828768930
Description: xviii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
Chapter 1 --
The shtetl Jedwabne --
Sunrise, sunset --
Chapter 2 --
Aftermaths --
Delicate memories --
Chapter 3 --
The voyage out --
Routes --
Chapter 4 --
The shipkeepers --
Return --
Chapter 5 --
Young man in Havana --
The power of privilege --
Chapter 6 --
An American soldier --
The lost ones --
Chapter 7 --
In love and war --
Postwar --
Chapter 8 --
American dreams/Dreaming in Cuba --
Habitus --
Chapter 9 --
Dictators --
The ends of empires --
Chapter 10 --
Cigarettes, babies and change --
Possession and dispossession --
Chapter 11 --
Things fall apart --
The sacred and the secular --
Chapter 12 --
Te amamos siempre, paisano --
The story of my story --
Epilogue --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Innovative ethnographies.
Responsibility: Alisse Waterston.

Abstract:

"My Father's wars is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and difficult man. And it is a scholar's reflection on the dramatic forces of history, the experience of exile and immigration, the legacies of culture, and the enduring power of memory. This book is for Anthropology and Sociology courses in qualitative methods, ethnography, violence, migration, and ethnicity"

""My father was born into war," begins this remarkable saga in Alisse Waterston's intimate ethnography, a story that is also twentieth century social history. This is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, languages, generations--and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and difficult man, his relationships with those he loved, and his most sacred of beliefs. And it is a scholar's reflection on the dramatic forces of history, the legacies of culture, the experience of a Jewish immigrant, and the enduring power of memory. This book is for Sociology and Anthropology courses in qualitative methods, ethnography, violence, migration, and ethnicity"--

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