Returning To Babel

Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203958
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Returning To Babel. 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.”

Mazal Tov Amigos

Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004184473
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Mazal Tov Amigos . "Mazal Tov, Amigos! Jews and Popular Music in the Americas" explores the sphere of Jews and Jewishness in the popular music arena in the Americas, by creating a framework for the discussion of new and old trends from an interdisciplinary standpoint.

Switching Languages

Author: Steven G. Kellman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803278073
Size: 63.76 MB
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Switching Languages. Though it is difficult enough to write well in one?s native tongue, an extraordinary group of authors has written enduring poetry and prose in a second, third, or even fourth language. Switching Languages is the first anthology in which translingual authors from throughout the world examine their experiences writing in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one. Driven by factors as varied as migration, imperialism, a quest for verisimilitude, and a desire to assert artistic autonomy, translingualism has a long and brilliant history. ø In Switching Languages, Steven G. Kellman brings together several notable authors from the past one hundred years who discuss their personal translingual experiences and their take on a general phenomenon that has not received the attention it deserves. Contributors to the book include Chinua Achebe, Julia Alvarez, Mary Antin, Elias Canetti, Rosario Ferrä, Ha Jin, Salman Rushdie, Läopold Sädar Senghor, and Ilan Stavans. They offer vivid testimony to the challenges and achievements of literary translingualism.

The New Jewish Argentina

Author: Adriana Brodsky
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004237283
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The New Jewish Argentina. The New Jewish Argentina aims at filling in important lacunae in the existing historiography of Jewish Argentines. Moving away from the political history of the organized community, most articles are devoted to social and cultural history.

The New Ethnic Studies In Latin America

Author: Raanan Rein
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004342303
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The New Ethnic Studies In Latin America. Situating Jewish-Latin Americans in the larger multi-ethnic context of their countries, this volume challenges commonly held assumptions, accepted ideas, and stable categories about ethnicity in Latin America in general and Jewish experiences on this continent in particular.

Argentine Jews In The Age Of Revolt

Author: Beatrice D. Gurwitz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004329625
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Argentine Jews In The Age Of Revolt. Argentine Jews in the Age of Revolt traces the ongoing efforts among Argentine Jews to rethink the Argentine nation, Jewish membership in it, and the nature of Jewishness itself through the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s and 1970s.

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300128207
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Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid. One need not look far to find breathtaking acts of stupidity committed by people who are smart, or even brilliant. The behavior of smart individuals—from presidents to prosecutors to professors—is at times so amazingly stupid as to seem inexplicable. Why do otherwise intelligent people think and behave in ways so stupid that they sometimes destroy their livelihoods or even their lives? This book is the first devoted to investigating what the most current psychological research can tell us about stupidity in everyday life. The contributors to the volume, renowned scholars in various areas of human intelligence, present fascinating examples of people messing up their lives, and they offer insights into the reasons for such behavior. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors discuss: • The nature and theory of stupidity • How stupidity contributes to stupid behavior • Whether stupidity is measurable While many millions of dollars are spent each year on intelligence research and testing to determine who has the ability to succeed, next to nothing is spent to determine who will make use of their intelligence and not squander it by behaving stupidly. Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid focuses on the neglected side of this discussion, reviewing the full range of theory and research on stupid behavior and analyzing what it tells us about how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences.

Roll Over Tchaikovsky

Author: Stephen Amico
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780252038273
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Roll Over Tchaikovsky . Centered on the musical experiences of homosexual men in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking study examines how post-Soviet popular music both informs and plays off of a corporeal understanding of Russian male homosexuality. Drawing upon ethnography, musical analysis, and phenomenological theory, Stephen Amico argues that the homosexual body in post-Soviet Russia rejects both the Soviet aversion to physical pleasure and the Western politicization of sexuality. Instead, both listeners and performers turn to popular music for a framework within which they can experience an embodied sense of sexuality, the self, and intersubjectivity. Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality begins with an expert technical analysis of Russian rock, pop, and estrada music, dovetailing into an illuminating discussion of homosexual men's physical reception and uses of music. The book outlines how Russian homophobia and gender systems interact (often inconsistently) with popular music. Performers sustain a delicate literal and physical dance with cultural expectations. Amico argues that performers use song lyrics, physical movements, images of women, drag, and sexualized male bodies as tools and tropes to implicitly or explicitly express sexual orientation through performance. Finally, he uncovers how these performances help homosexual Russian men to create their own social spaces and selves, in meaningful relation to others with whom they share a "nontraditional orientation."

Culture And Imperialism

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448161908
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Culture And Imperialism. Following his profoundly influential study, Orientalism, Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, Culture and Imperialism is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.

Cultural Tourism In A Changing World

Author: Melanie K. Smith
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845412710
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Cultural Tourism In A Changing World. Cultural Tourism in a Changing World provides an in-depth analysis of the key political and social debates in the field of cultural tourism, drawing on a range of international examples to exemplify the issues raised. The authors highlight the complex dynamism of cultural tourism and its potential to transform destinations and peoples in a rapidly changing world.