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Our Lives are But Stories - Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women (Hardcover) Loot Price: R877
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Our Lives are But Stories - Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women (Hardcover): Esther Schely-Newman
Our Lives are But Stories - Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women (Hardcover): Esther Schely-Newman

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Our Lives are But Stories - Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women (Hardcover)

Esther Schely-Newman

Series: Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology

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Our Lives Are But Stories explores the crucial role of personal storytelling in the lives of a unique generation of women -- Jewish women who left the Muslim country of Tunisia to settle in the newly created Israeli state. To this day, the older generation of Tunisian Israelis continues to rely on storytelling as a form of education, entertainment, and socialization. But for women this art has taken on new dimensions, especially as they seek to impart their values to the young. Here Esther Schely-Newman expertly interweaves the personal accounts of the private lives of four Tunisian-Israeli women to analyze the rich complexities of communication. She considers how various approaches to narration reflect storytelling as a cultural phenomenon and highlights the need to understand stories in the contexts in which they are told.

The four narrators grew up in a culture in which women's stories were confined to the private sphere, were usually told to other women, and were supposedly fiction -- or at least metaphors masking their real lives. Forced migration to farming communities in Israel and the shock of being uprooted created new identities for women and new outlets for storytelling. Women narrators increasingly began to tell more openly of their personal lives. Schely-Newman organizes her narrators' accounts by the themes of childhood, marriage, motherhood, immigration, and old age and considers a wide range of factors that shape the narration, including audience, intent, choice of language, and Jewish-Muslim culture. The result is a fascinating blend of analysis, narration, and history.

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Imprint: Wayne State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology
Release date: August 2002
First published: August 2002
Authors: Esther Schely-Newman
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-8143-2876-7
Barcode: 9780814328767
Languages: English
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Oral history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Oral history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
LSN: 0-8143-2876-8

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