The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962 / Edition 1

The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962 / Edition 1

by Joelle Bahloul, Edmund Leach, Meyer Fortes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568927

ISBN-13: 9780521568920

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Recalling how they lived in a single house that was occupied by several Jewish and Muslim families, in the generation before Algerian independence, Joelle Bahloul's informants build up a multi-voice microhistory of a way of life that came to an end in the early l960s. Uprooted and dispersed, these former neighbors constantly refer back to the architecture of the

Overview

Recalling how they lived in a single house that was occupied by several Jewish and Muslim families, in the generation before Algerian independence, Joelle Bahloul's informants build up a multi-voice microhistory of a way of life that came to an end in the early l960s. Uprooted and dispersed, these former neighbors constantly refer back to the architecture of the home itself, which, with its internal boundaries and shared spaces, structures their memories. Here, in miniature, is a domestic history of North African Muslims, Jews and Christians living under French colonial rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568920
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #99
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; l. Foundations; 2. Telling places: the house as social architecture; 3. Telling people: the house and the world; 4. Domestic time; 5. The poetics of remembrance.

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