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

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

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    "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
    Locale
    United States
    Cuba
    Jedwabne (Poland)
    Contents
    Acknowledgments
    Prologue
    Chapter 1
    The shtetl Jedwabne
    Sunrise, sunset
    Chapter 2
    Aftermaths
    Delicate memories
    Chapter 3
    The voyage out
    Routes
    Chapter 4
    The shipkeepers
    Return
    Chapter 5
    Young man in Havana
    The power of privilege
    Chapter 6
    An American soldier
    The lost ones
    Chapter 7
    In love and war
    Postwar
    Chapter 8
    American dreams/Dreaming in Cuba
    Habitus
    Chapter 9
    Dictators
    The ends of empires
    Chapter 10
    Cigarettes, babies and change
    Possession and dispossession
    Chapter 11
    Things fall apart
    The sacred and the secular
    Chapter 12
    Te amamos siempre, paisano
    The story of my story
    Epilogue
    Notes
    References
    Index.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (page 171-181) and index.
    Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Chapter 1 -- The shtetl Jedwabne -- Sunrise, sunset -- Chapter 2 -- Aftermaths -- Delicate memories -- Chapter 3 -- The voyage out -- Routes -- Chapter 4 -- The shipkeepers -- Return -- Chapter 5 -- Young man in Havana -- The power of privilege -- Chapter 6 -- An American soldier -- The lost ones -- Chapter 7 -- In love and war -- Postwar -- Chapter 8 -- American dreams/Dreaming in Cuba -- Habitus -- Chapter 9 -- Dictators -- The ends of empires -- Chapter 10 -- Cigarettes, babies and change -- Possession and dispossession -- Chapter 11 -- Things fall apart -- The sacred and the secular -- Chapter 12 -- Te amamos siempre, paisano -- The story of my story -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780415859172
    0415859174 (hardback)
    9780415859189 (paperback)
    0415859182 (paperback)
    0203798740 (ebook)
    9780203798744 (ebook)
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    xviii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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