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Author Caron, David (David Henri)
Title My father and I : the Marais and the queerness of community / David Caron.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009.

Author Caron, David (David Henri)
Subject Gottlieb, Joseph, 1919-2004.
Caron, David (David Henri) -- Family.
Gay community -- France -- Paris -- History.
Jewish neighborhoods -- France -- Paris -- History.
Homosexuality -- France -- Paris -- History.
Jews -- France -- Paris -- History.
Marais (Paris, France) -- History.
Add Title My father & I
Description 1 online resource (x, 267 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259) and index.
Contents The Marais -- The queerness of community.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Mixing personal memoir, urban studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, as well as a generous selection of photographs, My Father and I focuses on the Marais, the oldest surviving neighborhood of Paris. It also beautifully reveals the intricacies of the relationship between a Jewish father and a gay son, each claiming the same neighborhood as his own. Beginning with the history of the Marais and its significance in the construction of a French national identity, David Caron proposes a rethinking of community and looks at how Jews, Chinese immigrants, and gays have made the Marais theirs. These communities embody, in their engagement of urban space, a daily challenge to the French concept of universal citizenship that denies them all political legitimacy." "Caron moves from the strictly French context to more theoretical issues such as social and political archaism, immigration and diaspora, survival and haunting, the public/private divide, and group friendship as metaphor for unruly and dynamic forms of community, and founding disasters such as AIDS and the Holocaust. Caron also tells the story of his father, a Hungarian Jew and Holocaust survivor who immigrated to France and once called the Marais home."--Jacket.
ISBN 9780801458422 (electronic bk.)
0801458420 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 726824295
Additional Format Print version: Caron, David (David Henri). My father and I. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009 (DLC) 2008043686

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