The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim household in colonial Algeria 1937-1962.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996 [2003?]. Softbound. Octavo, paper covers, xiv, 158 pp., tables, plans, bibliography, index. Very Good. Item #50294
ISBN: 9780521568920

Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology 99. "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 multivocal micro-history of a way of life which came to an end in the early 1960s. Uprooted and dispersed, these former neighbours constantly refer back 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." flap copy.

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