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Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Assaf Shelleg

Abstract

Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History revolutionizes the study of modern Israeli art music by tracking the surprising itineraries of Jewish art music in the move from Europe to Mandatory Palestine and Israel. Leaving behind clichés about East and West, Arab and Jew, this book provocatively exposes the legacies of European antisemitism and religious Judaism in the making of Israeli art music. Studying the emergence of modern Jewish art music Shelleg introduces the reader to music written by and “about” Jews, music whose aesthetics ranges from auto-exoticism through the hues ... More

Keywords: Jewish art music, Israeli art music, twentieth-century music, Israeli cultural history, Zionism, musicology, Mandatory Palestine, Hebrewism (Hebrew culture), contiguities, Assaf Shelleg, Introduction, Jewish Contiguities: Translocated Pasts Facing the Levant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199354948
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Assaf Shelleg, author
University of Virginia