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Author Cooper, Alanna E., 1968-

Title Bukharan Jews and the dynamics of global Judaism / Alanna E. Cooper.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (pages).
Series Indiana series in Sephardi and Mizrahi studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents First encounter: Bukharan Jewish immigrants in an Ashkenazi school in New York -- Writing Bukharan Jewish history: memory, authority, and peoplehood -- An emissary from the Holy Land in Central Asia -- Revisiting the story of the emissary from the Holy Land -- Russian colonialism and Central Asian Jewish routes -- A matter of meat: local and global religious leaders in conversation -- Building a neighborhood and constructing Bukharan Jewish identity -- Local Jewish forms -- International Jewish organizations encounter local Jewish community life -- Varieties of Bukharan Jewishness -- Negotiating authenticity and identity: Bukharan Jews encounter each other and the self -- Jewish history as a conversation.
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Summary Part ethnography, part history, and part memoir, this volume chronicles the complex past and dynamic present of an ancient Mizrahi community. While intimately tied to the Central Asian landscape, the Jews of Bukhara have also maintained deep connections to the wider Jewish world. As the community began to disperse after the fall of the Soviet Union, Alanna E. Cooper traveled to Uzbekistan to document Jewish life before it disappeared. Drawing on ethnographic research there as well as among immigrants to the US and Israel, Cooper tells an intimate and personal story about what it means to be.
Subject Jews -- Uzbekistan -- Bukhoro viloi︠a︡ti -- History.
Jews -- Uzbekistan -- Bukhoro viloi︠a︡ti -- Social conditions.
Jews, Bukharan.
Bukhoro viloi︠a︡ti (Uzbekistan) -- Ethnic relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- History.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Jews, Bukharan. (OCoLC)fst00983424
Jews -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00983360
Uzbekistan -- Bukhoro viloi︠a︡ti. (OCoLC)fst01299500
Genre/Form History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780253006431 0253006430 (DLC) 2012024374
ISBN 0253006554 (electronic bk.)
9780253006554 (electronic bk.)
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