9780803290587-0803290586-Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past (Anthropology of Contemporary North America)

Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past (Anthropology of Contemporary North America)

ISBN-13: 9780803290587
ISBN-10: 0803290586
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Smith, Andrea L., Eisenstein, Anna
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: NEBRASKA
Format: Paperback 210 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803290587
ISBN-10: 0803290586
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Smith, Andrea L., Eisenstein, Anna
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: NEBRASKA
Format: Paperback 210 pages

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Acknowledged authors Smith, Andrea L., Eisenstein, Anna wrote Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past (Anthropology of Contemporary North America) comprising 210 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803290586 and 9780803290587. Since then Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past (Anthropology of Contemporary North America) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Rebuilding Shattered Worlds explores the ways a demolished neighborhood in Easton, Pennsylvania, still resonates in the imaginations of displaced residents. Drawing on six years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight the intersecting languages of blight, race, and place as elderly interlocutors attempt to make sense of the world they lost when urban renewal initiatives razed “Syrian Town”—a densely packed neighborhood of Lebanese American, Italian American, and African American residents.

This ethnography of remembering shows how former residents engage collective memory-making through their shared place, language, and class position within the larger cityscape. Demonstrating the creative power of linguistic resources, material traces, and absent spaces, Rebuilding Shattered Worlds brings together insights from linguistic anthropology and material studies, foregrounding the role language plays in signaling “pastness.”


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