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  • ISBN: 9780415859189
  • ISBN10: 0415859182

My Father's Wars : Migration, Memory, and the Violence of a Century

by Waterston, Alisse

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish date: 08/27/2013
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"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"--
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