Zionist Folkloristics in the 1940s–1950s: Diasporic Cultures and the Question of Continuity

@article{Schrire2019ZionistFI,
  title={Zionist Folkloristics in the 1940s–1950s: Diasporic Cultures and the Question of Continuity},
  author={Dani Schrire},
  journal={Hebrew Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={60},
  pages={197 - 222}
}
  • Dani Schrire
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Hebrew Studies
  • Abstract:This article examines the development of Zionist folkloristics in the 1940s when two separate scholarly organizations were formed: Yeda Am Society in Tel Aviv and The Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology in Jerusalem. Members of both societies engaged the folklore of Jewish communities in the diaspora, but they diverged in important ways. Since Jewish folklore studies developed separately in different places in Europe, the two Zionist societies were modelled on disparate… CONTINUE READING