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The Resource Ghetto : the history of a word, Daniel B. Schwartz

Ghetto : the history of a word, Daniel B. Schwartz

Label
Ghetto : the history of a word
Title
Ghetto
Title remainder
the history of a word
Statement of responsibility
Daniel B. Schwartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few words are as ideologically charged as "ghetto." It was initially synonymous with two cities: Venice, where the word was first used in conjunction with the segregation of the Jews in 1516, and Rome, where the ghetto survived as a compulsory institution until the fall of the Papal States in 1870, long after it had ceased to exist elsewhere. Ghetto: The History of a Word offers a fascinating account of the changing nuances of this slippery word, from its coinage to the present day. It details how the ghetto emerged as an ambivalent metaphor for "premodern" Judaism in the nineteenth century and how it was later revived to refer to everything from densely populated Jewish immigrant enclaves in modern cities to the hyper-segregated holding pens of Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. We see how this ever-malleable word traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, with pit stops on New York's Lower East Side and Chicago's Near West Side until it came to be more closely associated with African Americans than Jews. Chronicling this sinuous trans-Atlantic odyssey, Daniel B. Schwartz reveals the history of ghettos to be part of a larger story of struggle and argument over the meaning of a name. Paradoxically, the word "ghetto" came to loom larger in discourse about Jews when Jews no longer were required to live in legal ghettos. At a time when the Jewish associations have been largely eclipsed, Ghetto retrieves the history of a dangerously resilient word.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
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Schwartz, Daniel B.
Dewey number
307.3/36609
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT221
LC item number
.S34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Ethnic neighborhoods
  • Inner cities
  • Inner cities
  • Segregation
  • Ghetto (The English Word)
Label
Ghetto : the history of a word, Daniel B. Schwartz
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early history of the ghetto -- The nineteenth-century transformation of the ghetto -- The ghetto comes to America -- The Nazi ghettos of the Holocaust -- The ghetto in postwar America
Control code
on1090010329
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780674737532
Lccn
2019007150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090010329
Label
Ghetto : the history of a word, Daniel B. Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early history of the ghetto -- The nineteenth-century transformation of the ghetto -- The ghetto comes to America -- The Nazi ghettos of the Holocaust -- The ghetto in postwar America
Control code
on1090010329
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780674737532
Lccn
2019007150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090010329

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