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My father's wars : migration, memory, and the violence of a century / Alisse Waterston

Publication | Library Call Number: E184.37.W38 A3 2014
Book cover

"My Father's wars is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and difficult man. And it is a scholar's reflection on the dramatic forces of history, the experience of exile and immigration, the legacies of culture, and the enduring power of memory. This book is for Anthropology and Sociology courses in qualitative methods, ethnography, violence, migration, and ethnicity" -- Provided by publisher.
""My father was born into war," begins this remarkable saga in Alisse Waterston's intimate ethnography, a story that is also twentieth century social history. This is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, languages, generations--and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and difficult man, his relationships with those he loved, and his most sacred of beliefs. And it is a scholar's reflection on the dramatic forces of history, the legacies of culture, the experience of a Jewish immigrant, and the enduring power of memory. This book is for Sociology and Anthropology courses in qualitative methods, ethnography, violence, migration, and ethnicity"-- Provided by publisher.

Series
Innovative ethnographies
Innovative ethnographies.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Waterston, Alisse, 1951- author.
Published
New York : Routledge, 2014
Includes bibliographical references (page 171-181) and index
Language
English
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