Dislocated Memories

Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

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Author: Tina Frühauf,Lily E. Hirsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199367485

Category: Music

Page: 302

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Winner of the 2015 Ruth A. Solie Award from the American Musicological Society The first volume of its kind, Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture draws together three significant areas of inquiry: Jewish music, German culture, and the legacy of the Holocaust. Jewish music-a highly debated topic-encompasses a multiplicity of musics and cultures, reflecting an inherent and evolving hybridity and transnationalism. German culture refers to an equally diverse concept that, in this volume, includes the various cultures of prewar Germany, occupied Germany, the divided and reunified Germany, and even "German (Jewish) memory," which is not necessarily physically bound to Germany. In the context of these perspectives, the volume makes powerful arguments about the impact of the Holocaust and its aftermath in changing contexts of musical performance and composition. In doing so, the essays in Dislocated Memories cover a wide spectrum of topics from the immediate postwar period with music in the Displaced Persons camps to the later twentieth century with compositions conceived in response to the Holocaust and the klezmer revival at the turn of this century. Dislocated Memories builds on a wide range of recent and critical scholarship in Cold War studies, cultural history, German studies, Holocaust studies, Jewish studies, and memory studies. What binds these distinct fields tightly together are the contributors' specific theoretical inquiries that reflect separate yet interrelated themes such as displacement and memory. While these concepts link the multi-faceted essays on a micro-level, they are also largely connected in their conceptual query by focus, on the macro-level, on the presence and the absence of Jewish music in Germany after 1945. Filled with original research by scholars at the forefront of music, history, and Jewish studies, Dislocated Memories will prove an essential text for scholars and students alike.

The Presentation of Racism in Contemporary German and Austrian Theater

Six Women Playwrights

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Author: Britta Kallin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 191

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This study explores postcolonial representations of ethnic minorities and the construction of national identities in plays written by six contemporary German-speaking women playwrights, drawing on approaches of cultural and postcolonial studies, African American and other minority feminist criticism, as well as Anglo-American and German feminist scholarship. The study finds that minority characters are reduced to function as catalysts for problems of the German and Austrian community. This work will appeal to scholars in German Studies, feminist studies, and drama.

Oh No! We're Gonna Die

Humorous Tales of Close Calls in the Alaskan Wilderness

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Author: Bob Bell

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 1594332606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Oh No! We’re Gonna Die is a compilation of short stories about close calls in Alaska involving the author and his friends and family. These stories are written in a humorous fashion, but still convey the apprehension, excitement and relief involved in life-threatening adventures. It shows how a relatively small mistake can become a major problem in the remote Alaska bush. It takes the reader on adventures throughout the state with a unique cast of characters who never seem to lack in questionable judgment or bad luck. You will encounter airplane crashes, bears of every size and shape, extreme weather, vicious fish, malfunctioning boats and a host of other challenges. These stories will give you an insight into how rugged, and how fun, life on the last frontier can be for some people. The theme of the book is that Alaska has lots of tools to kill you with, and she used most of them on the author and his friends. They survived, mostly by luck, certainly not by wit. Keep in mind as you read this book that these are true stories involving real people, many of whom are still around and in good health. I hope you enjoy sharing our adventures.

100 Things BYU Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Author: Jeff Call,Ty Detmer

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633198782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1990

This guide is the ultimate resource for true fans of the BYU Cougars. Whether you were there for the 1984 championship season or cheered along with Jimmermania, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Cougars beat writer Jeff Call has collected every essential piece of BYU knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

Anthropos

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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