The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962 (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology #99) (Paperback)

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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.


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ISBN: 9780521568920
ISBN-10: 0521568927
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 28th, 1996
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology