Jews of the Dutch Caribbean: Exploring Ethnic Identity on Curacao

Jews of the Dutch Caribbean: Exploring Ethnic Identity on Curacao

by Alan F. Benjamin

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Jews of the Dutch Caribbean: Exploring Ethnic Identity on Curacao by Alan F. Benjamin

Jews of the Dutch Caribbean addresses identity and ethnicity, through a detailed study of a little-known group in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. It asks readers to take a broad perspective on the contexts that play a role in ethnicity including, for example, ecology, history, kinship, commerce and language use in everyday life and, crucially, rituals. It asks readers to take a broad perspective on the contexts that play a role in ethnicity and draws on ethnographic research to analyze ethnic identities and look at how it is shaped and negotiated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134496402
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/27/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 643 KB

About the Author

Alan F Benjamin is a Lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program of the Pennsylvania State University, where his interests include contemporary Jewish identity and social boundaries.

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