Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 195,  pages. Footnotes. This is one of the Modern Jewish Experience series. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, and Introduction. Part 1--The Work of the Past; Part 2--Pieces of the Mirror; Postscript. References, and Index. Part 1 includes chapters on Children of the Century, From The Pale to The City of Light, Maybe There is a God, and Getting By. Part 2 has chapters on Reports of the War in Lebanon, Dejuner Solennel, High Culture and Folklore, Leaders and Intellectuals, Mourning, Children and Other Strangers, and Postscript--The Landslay and The End of the Century. "This book chronicles the stubborn persistence of that community and its members efforts to construct a collective memory of their generation. It focuses on the immigrant societies known as landsmanshaftn and on other immigrant institutions that help keep Yiddish culture alive and involve the immigrants in the politics of the Jewish and wider worlds." from the jacket flap. Jonathan Aaron Boyarin (born September 16, 1956) is an American anthropologist whose work centers on Jewish communities and on the dynamics of Jewish culture, memory and identity. In 2013, he was appointed Thomas and Diann Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies, Departments of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University. Boyarin was educated at Reed College, the New School for Social Research, and the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, before earning his doctoral degree in anthropology at the New School for Social Research. In 1998, fourteen years after receiving his Ph.D., Boyarin received his J.D. at Yale Law School. He is the founding co-editor of the journal Critical Research on Religion. In 2016, Boyarin was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR). Boyarin has investigated Jewish culture in a range of ethnographic projects set in Paris, Jerusalem, and the Lower East Side of New York City. Much of his work is in interdisciplinary critical theory, from the perspective of modern Jewish politics and experience. He has extended these interests into comparative work on diaspora, the politics of time and space, and the ethnography of reading. As a student of modern Jewish experience and culture, he has investigated comparative and theoretical questions that help illuminate the lives of Jews and others. Much of his work has also been in historical ethnography, primarily of nineteenth and twentieth-century Polish Jewish life. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Jews, Paris, Holocaust, Yiddish, Landsmanshaft, Landslayt, Memory, Ethnography, Israel, Lebanon, Poland, Radom Society, Elissa Sampson, Warsaw, Zionism