Klezmer America

Klezmer America PDF
Author: Jonathan Freedman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023114279X
Size: 39.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 408
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Klezmer America

by Jonathan Freedman, Klezmer America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Klezmer America book, Klezmer is a continually evolving musical tradition that grows out of Eastern European Jewish culture, and its changes reflect Jews' interaction with other groups as well as their shifting relations to their own history. But what happens when, in the klezmer spirit, the performances that go into the making of Jewishness come into contact with those that build different forms of cultural identity? Jonathan Freedman argues that terms central to the Jewish experience in America, notions like "the immigrant," the "ethnic," and even the "model minority," have worked and continue to intertwine the Jewish-American with the experiences, histories, and imaginative productions of Latinos, Asians, African Americans, and gays and lesbians, among others. He traces these relationships in a number of arenas: the crossover between jazz and klezmer and its consequences in Philip Roth's The Human Stain; the relationship between Jewishness and queer identity in Tony Kushner's Angels in America; fictions concerning crypto-Jews in Cuba and the Mexican-American borderland; the connection between Jews and Christian apocalyptic narratives; stories of "new immigrants" by Bharathi Mukherjee, Gish Jen, Lan Samantha Chang, and Gary Shteyngart; and the revisionary relation of these authors to the classic Jewish American immigrant narratives of Henry Roth, Bernard Malamud, and Saul Bellow. By interrogating the fraught and multidimensional uses of Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness, Freedman deepens our understanding of ethnoracial complexities.



The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000

The American Novel After Ideology  1961   2000 PDF
Author: Laurie Rodrigues
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501361872
Size: 24.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000

by Laurie Rodrigues, The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000 book, Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.



Jews Race And Popular Music

 Jews  Race and Popular Music   PDF
Author: Jon Stratton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351561693
Size: 51.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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Jews Race And Popular Music

by Jon Stratton, Jews Race And Popular Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jews Race And Popular Music book, Jon Stratton provides a pioneering work on Jews as a racialized group in the popular music of America, Britain and Australia during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Rather than taking a narrative, historical approach the book consists of a number of case studies, looking at the American, British and Australian music industries. Stratton's primary motivation is to uncover how the racialized positioning of Jews, which was sometimes similar but often different in each of the societies under consideration, affected the kinds of music with which Jews have become involved. Stratton explores race as a cultural construction and continues discussions undertaken in Jewish Studies concerning the racialization of the Jews and the stereotyping of Jews in order to present an in-depth and critical understanding of Jews, race and popular music.



The Accordion In The Americas

The Accordion in the Americas PDF
Author: Helena Simonett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252037200
Size: 39.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 330
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The Accordion In The Americas

by Helena Simonett, The Accordion In The Americas Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Accordion In The Americas book, An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. This rich collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the more exotic-sounding South American bandoneón and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde. Contributors are María Susana Azzi, Egberto Bermúdez, Mark DeWitt, Joshua Horowitz, Sydney Hutchinson, Marion Jacobson, James P. Leary, Megwen Loveless, Richard March, Cathy Ragland, Helena Simonett, Jared Snyder, Janet L. Sturman, and Christine F. Zinni. An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. Imported from Europe into the Americas, the accordion with its distinctive sound became a part of the aural landscape for millions of people but proved to be divisive: while the accordion formed an integral part of working-class musical expression, bourgeois commentators often derided it as vulgar and tasteless. This rich collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the exotic-sounding South American bandoneón and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde. Contributors are María Susana Azzi, Egberto Bermúdez, Mark DeWitt, Joshua Horowitz, Sydney Hutchinson, Marion Jacobson, James P. Leary, Megwen Loveless, Richard March, Cathy Ragland, Helena Simonett, Jared Snyder, Janet L. Sturman, and Christine F. Zinni.



The Jewish Decadence

The Jewish Decadence PDF
Author: Jonathan Freedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022658108X
Size: 48.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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The Jewish Decadence

by Jonathan Freedman, The Jewish Decadence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Jewish Decadence book, "Freedman's final book is a tour de force that examines the history of Jewish involvement in the decadent art movement. While decadent art's most notorious practitioner was Oscar Wilde, as a movement it spread through western Europe and even included a few adherents in Russia. Jewish writers and artists such as Catulle Mèndes, Gustav Kahn, and Simeon Solomon would portray non-stereotyped characters and produce highly influential works. After decadent art's peak, Walter Benjamin, Marcel Proust, and Sigmund Freud would take up the idiom of decadence and carry it with them during the cultural transition to modernism. Freedman expertly and elegantly takes readers through this transition and beyond, showing the lineage of Jewish decadence all the way through to the end of the twentieth century"--



Klezmer S Afterlife

Klezmer s Afterlife PDF
Author: Magdalena Waligorska
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199995796
Size: 26.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 302
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Klezmer S Afterlife

by Magdalena Waligorska, Klezmer S Afterlife Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Klezmer S Afterlife book, Author Magdalena Waligorska offers not only a documentation of the klezmer revival in two of its European headquarters (Kraków and Berlin), but also an analysis of the Jewish / non-Jewish encounter it generates.



And We Re All Brothers Singing In Yiddish In Contemporary North America

And We re All Brothers  Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America PDF
Author: Abigail Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317181263
Size: 60.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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And We Re All Brothers Singing In Yiddish In Contemporary North America

by Abigail Wood, And We Re All Brothers Singing In Yiddish In Contemporary North America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download And We Re All Brothers Singing In Yiddish In Contemporary North America book, The dawn of the twenty-first century marked a turning period for American Yiddish culture. The 'Old World' of Yiddish-speaking Eastern Europe was fading from living memory - yet at the same time, Yiddish song enjoyed a renaissance of creative interest, both among a younger generation seeking reengagement with the Yiddish language, and, most prominently via the transnational revival of klezmer music. The last quarter of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first saw a steady stream of new songbook publications and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, well-known singers performing nostalgic favourites, American popular songs translated into Yiddish, theatre songs, and even a couple of forays into Yiddish hip hop; musicians meanwhile engaged with discourses of musical revival, post-Holocaust cultural politics, the transformation of language use, radical alterity and a new generation of American Jewish identities. This book explores how Yiddish song became such a potent medium for musical and ideological creativity at the twilight of the twentieth century, presenting an episode in the flowing timeline of a musical repertory - New York at the dawn of the twenty-first century - and outlining some of the trajectories that Yiddish song and its singers have taken to, and beyond, this point.



Klezmer In America

Klezmer in America PDF
Author: Sarah Homan
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 43.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Jews
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Klezmer In America

by Sarah Homan, Klezmer In America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Klezmer In America book,