Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and by Jeffrey Shandler

By Jeffrey Shandler

Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish within the six a long time because the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of everyday life for hundreds of thousands of Jews to what the writer phrases a postvernacular language of numerous and increasing symbolic price. With an intensive command of contemporary Yiddish tradition in addition to its centuries-old heritage, Jeffrey Shandler investigates the striking range of up to date encounters with the language. His learn traverses the extensive spectrum of people that have interaction with Yiddish—from Hasidim to avant-garde performers, Jews in addition to non-Jews, fluent audio system in addition to those that be aware of very little Yiddish—in groups around the Americas, in Europe, Israel, and different outposts of "Yiddishland."

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