The Resource Made of shores : Judeo-Argentinean fiction revisited, Amalia Ran

Made of shores : Judeo-Argentinean fiction revisited, Amalia Ran

Label
Made of shores : Judeo-Argentinean fiction revisited
Title
Made of shores
Title remainder
Judeo-Argentinean fiction revisited
Statement of responsibility
Amalia Ran
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers to rethink identities within contemporary Judeo-Argentinean fiction by dealing with the transforming notion of Jewishness and of national identity in Argentina. It focuses on the dialogue (and confrontation) between the narrative text and the imaginary national space it questions. By reviewing the new material conditions within Argentina and its diasporic communities, this book imposes a new reflection on what Judeo-Argentinean fiction is all about. It reflects on the shifting notion of identity, abandoning traditional definitions, in order to rather analyze how feelings of alienation and nostalgia echo an era of transculturation and floating borders. The novels that this book studies return to the past from a certain distance created by time and space. This distance leads the reader to question the relevance of geographical, cultural, and linguistic differences within identity formation. Since its beginning, the research of Jewish Latin America has focused on the quest of Jewishimmigrants for a consolidated identity, social, and cultural integration in their receiving societies, and recognition within the "official" and canonical national history. Traditional scholarship has paid special attention to the construction of collective memory and the dilemma of "double identity." Nonetheless, the transforming notion of otherness in the last few decades, associated traditionally with the Jewish character, requires a new approach when discussing contemporary affiliations of Jews in Argentina and their narrative representations. New waves of emigration from Argentina at the beginning of the new millennium, economic and social disintegration, general disillusion with the state apparatus, and the gaps left in the collective memory following the years of the military dictatorship redefine personal and collective identities and demand a careful reexamination of the concept of argentinidad and its cultural significances. Made of Shores proposes to explore these issues by discussing novels previously excluded from the corpus of Judeo-Argentinean fiction, and by placing Jewish Argentinean fiction within the context of Latin American literature and Judaic studies. It offers the reader to participate actively in the scholarly debat
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
863/.6098924082
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7634.J48
LC item number
R36 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Made of shores : Judeo-Argentinean fiction revisited, Amalia Ran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- On dialoguing with history, alternative pasts, and the archives -- Other alternative histories -- On spatial distances, nostalgia, and the diasporic notion -- On other differences : the personal perspective revisited -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn742517157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611460155
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b35556304
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)742517157
  • pebcs1283152010

Library Locations

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