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Voices of Yugoslav Jewry

Author: Paul Benjamin Gordiejew
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1999.
Series: SUNY series in anthropology and Judaic studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Voices of Yugoslav Jewry emphasizes the role of history in shaping Yugoslav Jewish identity. World War II imposed irreversible effects on this population of Jews, leaving them with an acute sense of disjuncture and fragmentation. This once-unified Jewish community lost its secure place in the politico-symbolic order of a single multiethnic state, and the surviving local Jewish communities, which are now a part of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Benjamin Gordiejew
ISBN: 0791440214 9780791440216 0791440222 9780791440223
OCLC Number: 38551311
Description: xvi, 479 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: History and Identity --
Before and after the Holocaust --
The Collective Voice of Submergence --
An Experiment in Secular Jewishness --
Voices of Yugoslav Jewry --
Forward into the Past --
Theoretical Musings: What Is a (Yugoslav) Jew?
Series Title: SUNY series in anthropology and Judaic studies.
Responsibility: Paul Benjamin Gordiejew.

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"Voices of Yugoslav Jewry emphasizes the role of history in shaping Yugoslav Jewish identity. World War II imposed irreversible effects on this population of Jews, leaving them with an acute sense of disjuncture and fragmentation. This once-unified Jewish community lost its secure place in the politico-symbolic order of a single multiethnic state, and the surviving local Jewish communities, which are now a part of new states, face the task of refashioning their identities once again. The process of creating the new Yugoslavia has allowed for the emergence of a new Jewish collective voice, one that blended harmoniously with the emerging voice of Tito. This collective voice manifested itself by using language, material culture, and dramaturgical performances in ways that exhibited high public integration with the symbolic order of the new state. In searching for the voices of individuals and listening to them closely, a wide range of diverse individual experiences and ways of constructing meaningful Jewish selves can be heard. It is these voices that constitute the core of the book."--Jacket.

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