Going to the People

Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse

5c4eda3cbd6f8.jpg Author Jeffrey Veidlinger
Isbn 9780253019141
File size 3.14MB
Year 2016
Pages 364
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

Taking S. An-sky’s expeditions to the Pale of Jewish Settlement as its point of departure, the volume explores the dynamic and many-sided nature of ethnographic knowledge and the long and complex history of the production and consumption of Jewish folk traditions. These essays by historians, anthropologists, musicologists, and folklorists showcase some of the finest research in the field. They reveal how the collection, analysis, and preservation of ethnography intersect with questions about the construction and delineation of community, the preservation of Jewishness, the meaning of belief, the significance of retrieving cultural heritage, the politics of accessing and memorializing "lost" cultures, and the problem of narration, among other topics.



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