Erin Graff Zivin's The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary belongs to this forming tradition that aims to explore the Judeo-Latin American field by studying late nineteenth- through late twentieth-century literature from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Nicaragua. She opts for a unique perspective by proposing that Jewishness be viewed as a wandering signifier, a floating artifact that shifts between literary texts and socio-historical contexts, a sign that may pertain to certain extra-textual circumstances, yet still remain a sublime textual representation, never fully attained.
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Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
P.O.B. 39040 (69978), Israel.
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