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Storm from Paradise: The Politics of Jewish Memory

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Publisher Comments:

Storm from Paradise was first published in 1992. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

"Usefully complicating common sense understandings of history, catastrophe, loss, otherness, and possibility through reflections on contemporary Jewishness, Boyarin draws on Benjamins's famous image of the Angel of History blown into the future by a "storm from paradise" to constantly interrogate and recuperate the past, "without pretending for long that we can recoup its plentitude". The book's seven thoughtful essays are at times deliberately intangible but always worth reading. An important book for the rethinking of the relevance of Jewishness to anthropology and cultural studies." -Religious Studies Review

"An essay in the richest sense of that term, inspired by and modeled on Walter Benjamin's essays. Based on varied, diverse, and abundantly cross-disciplinary readings, it moves and builds, questions and interrogates, and ultimately convinces us that the Jewish experience with being the 'other' and, conversely and recently, with 'othering' is indeed relevant to theorists of contemporary culture." -Marianne Hirsch

Jonathan Boyarin is the author of Palestine and Jewish History, and co-editor, with Daniel Boyarin, of Jews and Other Differences and Powers of Diaspora.

Synopsis:

Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-158) and index.

About the Author

Jonathan Boyarin is an anthropologist who works in the area of critical theory and Jewish ethnography. He has taught at the Center for Studies of Social Change at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of Polish Jews in Paris: Ethnography of Memory and was coeditor, with Jack Kugelmass, of From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816620951
Subtitle:
The Politics of Jewish Memory
Author:
Boyarin, Jonathan
Publisher:
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Location:
Minneapolis :
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Minnesota Archive Editions
Series Volume:
101-1052
Publication Date:
19920603
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
Religion » Judaism » Thought and Culture

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Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.
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