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Pillars of salt [electronic resource] : Israelis in Berlin and Toronto /
Lianne Merkur.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
description
pages cm
ISBN
9789004420236, 9789004420243
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
isbn
9789004420236
9789004420243
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
"In Pillars of Salt, Lianne Merkur offers an account of early 21st century immigration as experienced by Israelis in Berlin and Toronto. Commonly portrayed as contrary to the territorial emphasis of national integrity, these individuals and communities appear to explore a sense of belonging that evaluates and incorporates both foreign and familiar elements. Social media allows for an alternative space to balance between new home and homeland, studied here as developing simultaneously in multiple sites. The author makes use of innovative methodologies to document the participants' own perspectives expressed online, at events or on paper. She thereby challenges established norms of interpretation to prove that personal decisions, primarily regarding preferred language or simply self-identification, are the cornerstones of collective character"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
13143062
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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