Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Transmission et Passages en Monde Juif. Esther Benbassa.
Transmission et Passages en Monde Juif
Transmission et Passages en Monde Juif

Transmission et Passages en Monde Juif

Paris: Publisud, 1997. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 605, [6]pp. Original pictorial wrappers. For "transmission", Esther Benbassa, coordinator of this collective work, means routes, contents, methods, materials, delivery systems, to ensure the continuity of identity, knowledge, practices, Jewish memory. As the "passages" are all types of bridges built between the Jewish world and outside but also between the different poles and components of the Jewish world (men and women, educated and lower classes, Ashkenazim and Sephardim, East and West) and that ensure the movement of people, the fermentation of ideas: translation, language contact, crypto-Judaism, universalizing ideologies (Enlightenment, Romanticism, populism, nationalism) entering the Jewish world, but also influences the fertilizing Jewish non-Jewish societies. They are also, and finally men and women in the margins: prostitutes, homosexuals, proselytes. If the transmission is a matter of body and sex, it is also a matter of text, interpretation, translation, reading and rereading of texts, writing and rewriting of history, a matter of words, speeches of verb and orality when the text disappears, business traffic, transfer, dialectic between continuity and discontinuity, business policy, representations, memorials, business education, business in brief geography and weather. This collection of articles, says Benbassa, is "like the memory that feeds the ambition and brings together various practitioners and theorists of studies on the Jews of the younger generation. " This means that the list of participants is long and cosmopolitan as the community of specialists in the field has expanded in recent years. To avoid favoring one or insulting to others, I will simply say that each full or nearly captured the attention and deserves comment. Ambitious, no claim to completeness, the project has delivered an exciting book to be savored piece by piece, taking his time. Minor age-toning and creasing on wrappers. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good, interior in very good condition. g. Item #24699

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