Literacy and Cultural Transmission in the Reading, Writing, and Rewriting of Jewish Memorial Books
Using the 'literacy practice' and the 'literacy event' as units of analysis, this dissertation explores community literacy practices and cultural transmission by examining a range of shifts in the uses and meanings of Yisker Bikher as reported by two gernerations of readers and writers. As practices, reading and writing were defined in terms of multiple activities and settings, involving a variety of genres, uses, functions, and meanings.
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Literacy Within Religious Settings
Literacy and Change
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activities ancestral hometown Ann Myerson Bialystok Center Bialystoker Shtimme Bialystoker Yisker Bukh book project Boyarin chapter commemorating community literacy practices context copy cultural knowledge cultural transmission David Levy dynamic equivalence Eastern European Jewish editor English version ethnicity example functions Greenberg Hebrew Hershkowitz Holocaust hometown iconographic immigrants intergenerational literacy Interview Israeli Jacob Jewish community Jews Kehilat Luboml Kugelmass landslayt landsmanshaft language legacy literacy event Lorraine Stanberg material memory-supportive Mike Levine norms Novy one's pinkes Piotrkow Trybunalski Relief practices and cultural practices and genres published questions Rabbi readers and writers reading and writing religious rewriting of yisker second generation members second generation readers Seviva Seyfer Yisker Shmulewitz Sima Aronstein social social-historical social-interactional story study of literacy suggests survivors Table Tale town translated text Trybunalski Relief Association Vanished Shtetl wanted written Yiddish yisker bikher readers Yisker Le Kehilat York City Zwolen