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Latin American Jewish Cultural Production

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Author: David William Foster
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 0826516238
Size: 59.44 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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Latin America is home to roughly half a million Jews, preponderantly Ashkenazic Jews. The majority are concentrated in Argentina, but Brazil and Mexico are also home to significant Jewish communities, as are major urban centers in other countries. Jews in Latin America, in addition to their prominent role in business, commerce, and finance, have a significant presence in cultural production and the arts. Like Hollywood, the Argentine and Mexican film industry is heavily Jewish, while the media--print journalism, radio, and television--have long been associated with Jewish interests. The open enrollment policies of many countries--Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico are notable here--have meant that Jews also have a considerable presence in academic and intellectual circles.


Languages Of Modern Jewish Cultures

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Author: Anita Norich
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472053019
Size: 72.63 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 439
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This collection of essays brings to Jewish Language Studies the conceptual frameworks that have become increasingly important to Jewish Studies more generally: transnationalism, multiculturalism, globalization, hybrid cultures, multilingualism, and interlingual contexts. Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures collects work from prominent scholars in the field, bringing world literary and linguistic perspectives to generate distinctively new historical, cultural, theoretical, and scientific approaches to this topic of ongoing interest. Chapters of this edited volume consider from multiple angles the cultural politics of myths, fantasies, and anxieties of linguistic multiplicity in the history, cultures, folkways, and politics of global Jewry. Methodological range is as important to this project as linguistic range. Thus, in addition to approaches that highlight influence, borrowings, or acculturation, the volume represents those that highlight syncretism, the material conditions of Jewish life, and comparatist perspectives.


Revolutionary Visions

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Author: Stephanie M. Pridgeon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 148750814X
Size: 14.11 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Revolutionary Visions traces the emergence of a growing corpus of Latin American films that explore the legacy of Jewish encounters with revolutionary political movements in 1960s and 1970s Latin America.


Argentine Mexican And Guatemalan Photography

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Author: David William Foster
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292768346
Size: 52.41 MB
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Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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One of the important cultural responses to political and sociohistorical events in Latin America is a resurgence of urban photography, which typically blends high art and social documentary. But unlike other forms of cultural production in Latin America, photography has received relatively little sustained critical analysis. This pioneering book offers one of the first in-depth investigations of the complex and extensive history of gendered perspectives in Latin American photography through studies of works from Argentina, Mexico, and Guatemala. David William Foster examines the work of photographers ranging from the internationally acclaimed artists Graciela Iturbide, Pedro Meyer, and Marcos López to significant photographers whose work is largely unknown to English-speaking audiences. He grounds his essays in four interlocking areas of research: the experience of human life in urban environments, the feminist matrix and gendered cultural production, Jewish cultural production, and the ideological principles of cultural works and the connections between the works and the sociopolitical and historical contexts in which they were created. Foster reveals how gender-marked photography has contributed to the discourse surrounding the project of redemocratization in Argentina and Guatemala, as well as how it has illuminated human rights abuses in both countries. He also traces photography's contributions to the evolution away from the masculinist-dominated post–1910 Revolution ideology in Mexico. This research convincingly demonstrates that Latin American photography merits the high level of respect that is routinely accorded to more canonical forms of cultural production.


Returning To Babel

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Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203958
Size: 12.34 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 241
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This edited volume explores multiple representations by and of Jewish Latin Americans, thus revisiting the canon of Judeo-Latin American culture. It expands the horizon of what is traditionally considered “Jewish” or “Latinoamericano.”


The Cambridge History Of Judaism Volume 8 The Modern World 1815 2000

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Author: Mitchell B. Hart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108508510
Size: 10.44 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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The eighth and final volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism covers the period from roughly 1815–2000. Exploring the breadth and depth of Jewish societies and their manifold engagements with aspects of the modern world, it offers overviews of modern Jewish history, as well as more focused essays on political, social, economic, intellectual and cultural developments. The first part presents a series of interlocking surveys that address the history of diverse areas of Jewish settlement. The second part is organized around the emancipation. Here, chapter themes are grouped around the challenges posed by and to this elemental feature of Jewish life in the modern period. The third part adopts a thematic approach organized around the category 'culture', with the goal of casting a wide net in terms of perspectives, concepts and topics. The final part then focuses on the twentieth century, offering readers a sense of the dynamic nature of Judaism and Jewish identities and affiliations.


Made Of Shores

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Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: Lehigh University Press
ISBN: 1611460158
Size: 13.63 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Made of Shores places Jewish Argentinean fiction within the context of Latin American literature and Judaic Studies. It offers the reader to participate actively in the scholarly debates on issues of memory and identity, and the different representations of Jewishness in Latin America. By reviewing the new material conditions within Argentina and its diasporas, this book imposes a new reflection on what Judeo-Argentinean fiction is all about


Cultural Diversity In Latin American Literature

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Author: David William Foster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780826314901
Size: 64.44 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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"Foster continues the same line of study initiated in 1985 with the publication of Alternative voices in the Latin American narrative (see HLAS 48:5657). Questions body of literary criticism devoted exclusively to the study of major Latin American authors. Seeks to broaden understanding of the history of lettered production in Latin America by examining a more diverse body of works. Studies gay culture, children's and women's literature, and Argentine Jewish theater as representative of a national consciousness. Carefully researched and clearly written"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.


The New Jewish American Literary Studies

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Author: Victoria Aarons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110842628X
Size: 26.55 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Introduces readers to the new perspectives, approaches and interpretive possibilities in Jewish American literature that emerged in the twenty-first Century.


Landscapes Of Memory And Impunity

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Author: Annette Levine
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004297499
Size: 57.26 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Landscapes of Memory and Impunity, edited by Annette H. Levine and Natasha Zaretsky, chronicles the aftermath of Argentina’s most significant terrorist attack, exploring transformations in Jewish cultural, literary, and political practices that developed in response to violence and impunity.