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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 2013

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: xv, 193 p. : ill. (some col.)

Language(s): English

Summary: Thessaloniki, a city with an Ottoman, Byzantine, and Sephardic past, is located in the Balkan area of Macedonia, in northern Greece. Its history is the story of people who have come from someplace else. For several hundred years, the majority population of the city was comprised of Spanish speaking Sephardic Jews who contributed to all aspects of the development of the city. This significant presence is no longer visible unless one specifically knows where to look for its traces. It is not a history that has been silenced or erased, but rather obliterated. In this dissertation, I present the documented presence and transformations of the Jewish population in Thessaloniki from the earliest contributions to present day. This work on absence uses visual anthropology to explore the present day urban environment through an ethnographic account of the city of Thessaloniki. . This is a work about what happens when intentionally omitted histories remain absent from the public sphere. What remains physically present but unrepresented proves equally important in creating and reinforcing memory. Our relationship to our environment also may be compromised by what is absent. This project examines absence through the circumstances by which the past is represented in the present, and looks at how the past is experienced in ways that may be used to invoke, challenge, or re-direct the way a community is remembered.

Identifier: 852502268 (oclc), 3361054 (digitool), FADT3361054 (IID), fau:4135 (fedora)

Note(s): by Nancy Carol Stein.Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.Includes bibliography.Mode of access: World Wide Web.System requirements: Adobe Reader.

Subject(s): Jews -- Greece -- Thessalonikåe -- HistorySephardim -- Greece -- Thessalonikåe -- HistoryThessalonikåe (Greece) -- Ethnic relationsThessalonikåe (Greece) -- Social life and customsThessalonikåe (Greece) -- HistoryBalkan Peninsula -- Ethnic relationsGreece -- History -- Occupation, 1941-1944

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Owner Institution: FAU

Author: Stein, Nancy Carol.



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