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Language as a Unifying Force

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Jewish Secular Polysystem that arose in Eastern Europe had the character of an almost-State. Indeed, in the crowded Jewish communities or city quarters, the population lived within such a Jewish ... More


Assimilation

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that in the Diaspora today, when Jews are integrated into the polysystem of the general society, Jewish institutions are mostly reduced to purely “Jewish” issues. The individual ... More


Plays 1982–1985: Moderism Transferred

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shows that the formal structure of Gao Xingjian's early plays are essentially modernist. In other words, the paradigm of modernism is translated into these plays. Although it is not ... More


Politics and Literature

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The pogroms that symbolized the momentum of the changes and launched the great immigration occurred in 1881—1882. Thus, an entire generation passed from the shock of 1881—1882 to the formation of ... More


Two Endings to One Revolution

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The ideologies and parties that had engulfed Jewish society at the beginning of the century exhausted their debates and disappeared in the Diaspora, and their survivors blended into the puzzle of ... More


The Secular Polysystem

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that the definition of Jewishness in the Religious Polysystem was legal and essentialist: A Jew was defined by being a Jew and was included in the whole network; whereas in the ... More


Iberian Modalities: The Logic of an Intercultural Field

Joan Ramon Resina

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By amputating entire cultures from its purview, Hispanism skews the historical picture and misrepresents the contemporary system of relevance. Iberianism seeks to create propitious institutional ... More


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