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Author Waterston, Alisse, 1951-

Title My father's wars migration, memory, and the violence of a century / Alisse Waterston
Published New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 190 p. :) ill
Series Innovative ethnographies
Innovative ethnographies
Contents Ch. 1. The Shtetl Jedwabne. Sunrise, sunset -- ch. 2. Aftermaths. Delicate memories -- ch. 3. The voyage out. Routes -- ch. 4. The shopkeepers. Return -- ch. 5. Young man in Havana. The power of privilege -- ch. 6. An American soldier. The lost ones -- ch. 7. In love and war. Postwar -- ch. 8. American dreams/dreaming in Cuban. Habitus -- ch. 9. Dictators. The ends of empires -- ch. 10. Cigarettes, babies, and change. Possession and dispossession -- ch. 11. Things fall apart. The sacred and the secular -- ch. 12. Te Amamos Siempre, Paisano. The story of my story
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Waterston, Michael, 1913-2006
Waterston, Michael, 1913-2006.
Jews -- Cuba -- Biography
Jews -- United States -- Biography
Jews, Polish -- Cuba -- Biography
Jews, Polish -- United Stated -- Biography
Jews, Polish.
Jedwabne (Poland) -- Biography
Poland -- Jedwabne.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203798740