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We Are Few

  • Livre Relié
  • 220 Nombre de pages
Klappentext The Jewish community of Ioannina, in Northwestern Greece, traces its roots to Byzantine times if not earlier. In the e... Lire la suite
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Klappentext The Jewish community of Ioannina, in Northwestern Greece, traces its roots to Byzantine times if not earlier. In the early 20th century, at least half of the community's population emigrated to settle in Athens, Israel, and the United States because of economic and religious reasons. The cataclysm of the Holocaust dramatically decimated the community. This steady outward movement created an abrupt rupture of their patterns of traditional culture. We are Few brings this unique community to life in a series of ethnographic sketches of history and traditional culture in order to understand its intense allegiance to ethnic identity. Dr. Annette Fromm explores the decreasing inventory of cultural traditions from the patterns of daily life to the rituals and customs associated with life cycle events and holiday celebrations. Through the periodic return of individuals associated with the Jews of Ioannina, pilgrims, a new avenue of the expression of ethnic identity has been created. These visits reassure residents that the Jewish community of Ioannina still exists no matter how dispersed. This study is useful for graduate level students and researchers of Anthropology and Jewish Studies.

Auteur

Dr. Annette B. Fromm is an independent scholar. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University.



Contenu

Chapter 1 The Jewish Community of Ioannina: Patterns Written in History Chapter 2 Community Today, Patterns of Daily Life Chapter 3 Patterns and Celebrations of Life Chapter 4 The Annual Cycle: Holiday Patterns Chapter 5 The Pilgrimage: New Patterns Chapter 6 In Closing

Informations sur le produit

Titre: We Are Few
Sous-titre: Folklore and Ethnic Identity of the Jewish Community of Ioannina, Greece
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Code EAN: 9780739120613
ISBN: 0739120611
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 220
Poids: 495g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T17mm
Année: 2007

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