Adventures in Yiddishland
Postvernacular Language and Culture
By (author) Jeffrey Shandler
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Adventures in Yiddishland by Jeffrey Shandler
Book Description"Adventures in Yiddishland" examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expanding symbolic value. With a thorough command of modern Yiddish culture, as well as its centuries-old history, Jeffrey Shandler investigates the remarkable diversity of contemporary encounters with the language. His study traverses the broad spectrum of people who engage with Yiddish - from Hasidim to avant-garde performers, Jews as well as non-Jews, fluent speakers, as well as those who know little or no Yiddish - in communities across the Americas, in Europe, Israel, and other outposts of "Yiddishland."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520258112
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Emil and Karl, Paperback (September 2008)
This profoundly moving tale, written in simple, clear prose, takes you inside the hearts and minds of two young boys trying their best to understand the unfathomable and to survive the unbearable. The ending will provide lots of opportunity for classroom talk.
Entertaining America, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Jeffrey Shandler
Offers a look at the relationship between the nation's Jews and its entertainment media. This book surveys how Jews have participated in - and been identified with - American movies, radio, and television from the nickelodeon era at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Shandler
Jeffrey Shandler is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He is author of While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (1999), editor of Awakening Lives: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust (2002), and coauthor of Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (2003), among other books. He lives in New York.
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