The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962 by Joelle BahloulThe Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962 by Joelle Bahloul

The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962

byJoelle Bahloul

Paperback | July 28, 1996

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Recalling how they lived in a single house that was occupied by several Jewish and Muslim families, in the generation before Algerian independence, Joelle Bahloul's informants build up a multi-voice microhistory of a way of life that came to an end in the early l960s. Uprooted and dispersed, these former neighbors constantly refer back to the architecture of the home itself, which, with its internal boundaries and shared spaces, structures their memories. Here, in miniature, is a domestic history of North African Muslims, Jews and Christians living under French colonial rule.
Title:The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:July 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521568927

ISBN - 13:9780521568920

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Table of Contents

Introduction; l. Foundations; 2. Telling places: the house as social architecture; 3. Telling people: the house and the world; 4. Domestic time; 5. The poetics of remembrance.

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Recalling the way they lived in a single Algerian house that was occupied by several families, Jewish and Muslim, in the generation before the independence of Algeria, Joelle Bahloul's informants build up a multivocal micro-history of a way of life which came to an end in the early 1960s. Uprooted and now dispersed, these former neighbours constantly refer to the architecture of the house itself, which, with its internal boundaries and shared spaces, structures their memories. Here, in miniature, is a domestic history of North African Muslims, Jews, and Christians, living under French colonial rule.

Editorial Reviews

"This well-written and accessible translation is a required addition to the libraries of students of culture and memory, the ethnography of Jewish life, North Africa, and the identity of immigrants in their adopted countries." Gut Heskell, Religious Studies Review