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Key Words in Jewish Studies #04: Shtetl: A Vernacular Intellectual History

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Synopsis:

By examining the meaning of shtetl, Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others, to demonstrate how the Yiddish word for “town” emerged as a key word in Jewish culture and Jewish studies. 

About the Author

JEFFREY SHANDLER is a professor of Jewish studies at Rutgers University. He is the author of While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust; Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture; and Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 Talk of the Town

   Phenomenon

   Concept

2 Forsht ayer shtetl!

   Early Writings

   Activist Scholarship

   Looking Forward, Looking Back

   Postwar Collecting and Recollecting

   Shtetl Studies Come of Age

3 Shtetl Fabulous

   Image

   Place

   Fantasy

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813562728
Author:
Shandler, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Sociology-Jewish Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Key Words in Jewish Studies
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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By examining the meaning of shtetl, Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others, to demonstrate how the Yiddish word for “town” emerged as a key word in Jewish culture and Jewish studies. 

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