The Architecture of Memory
A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962
By (author) Joelle Bahloul
Series edited by Meyer Fortes
Translated by Catherine Du Peloux Menage
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Architecture of Memory by Joelle Bahloul
Book DescriptionRecalling how they lived in a single house that was occupied by several Jewish and Muslim families, in the generation before Algerian independence, Joelle Bahloul's informants build up a multivocal micro-history of a way of life which came to an end in the early 1960s. Uprooted and dispersed, these former neighbours constantly refer back to the architecture of the house itself, which, with its internal boundaries and shared spaces, structures their memories. Here, in miniature, is a domestic history of North African Muslims, Jews, and Christians living under French colonial rule.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521568920
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Recalling life in a single house occupied by several Jewish and Muslim families, in the generation before Algerian independence, this is a micro-history of a period which came to an end in the early 1960s.
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