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Web of Life - Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature (Hardcover): Galit Hasan-Rokem

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Web of Life - Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature (Hardcover)

Galit Hasan-Rokem; Translated by Batya Stein

Series: Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences

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"Web of Life" weaves its suggestive interpretation of Jewish culture in the Palestine of late antiquity on the warp of a singular, breathtakingly tragic, and sublime rabbinic text, "Lamentations Rabbah." The textual analyses that form the core of the book are informed by a range of theoretical paradigms rarely brought to bear on rabbinic literature: structural analysis of mythologies and folktales, performative approaches to textual production, feminist theory, psychoanalytical analysis of culture, cultural criticism, and folk narrative genre analysis.
The concept of context as the hermeneutic basis for literary interpretation reactivates the written text and subverts the hierarchical structures with which it has been traditionally identified. This book reinterprets rabbinic culture as an arena of multiple dialogues that traverse traditional concepts of identity regarding gender, nation, religion, and territory. The author's approach is permeated by the idea that scholarly writing about ancient texts is invigorated by an existential hermeneutic rooted in the universality of human experience. She thus resorts to personal experience as an idiom of communication between author and reader and between human beings of our time and of the past. This research acknowledges the overlap of poetic and analytical language as well as the language of analysis and everyday life.
In eliciting folk narrative discourses inside the rabbinic text, the book challenges traditional views about the social basis that engendered these texts. It suggests the subversive potential of the constitutive texts of Jewish culture from late antiquity to the present by pointing out the inherent multi-vocality of the text, adding to the conventionally acknowledged synagogue and academy the home, the marketplace, and other private and public socializing institutions.

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Imprint: Stanford University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences
Release date: October 2000
First published: 2000
Authors: Galit Hasan-Rokem
Translators: Batya Stein
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-8047-3226-0
Subtitles: Hebrew
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
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Barcode: 9780804732260

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