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In Yiddish, shtetl simply means town How does such an unassuming word come to loom so large in modern Jewish culture, with a proliferation of uses and connotations By examining the meaning of shtetl, Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship from the early modernIn Yiddish, shtetl simply means town How does such an unassuming word come to loom so large in modern Jewish culture, with a proliferation of uses and connotations By examining the meaning of shtetl, Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship from the early modern era in European history to the present.In the post Holocaust era, the shtetl looms large in public culture as the epitome of a bygone traditional Jewish communal life People now encounter the Jewish history of these towns through an array of cultural practices, including fiction, documentary photography, film, memoirs, art, heritage tourism, and political activism At the same time, the shtetl attracts growing scholarly interest, as historians, social scientists, literary critics, and others seek to understand both the complex reality of life in provincial towns and the nature of its wide ranging remembrance Shtetl A Vernacular Intellectual History traces the trajectory of writing about these towns by Jews and non Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists and others to demonstrate how the Yiddish word for town emerged as a key word in Jewish culture and studies Shandler proposes that the intellectual history of the shtetl is best approached as an exemplar of engaging Jewish vernacularity, and that the variable nature of this engagement, far from being a drawback, is central to the subject s enduring interest.


  • Title: Shtetl: A Vernacular Intellectual History
  • Author: Jeffrey Shandler
  • ISBN: 9780813562742
  • Page: 332
  • Format: ebook

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