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Adio Kerida: l’identità sefardita nel viaggio di Ruth Behar

Confluenze. 2012;4(1):122-133 DOI 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/3087


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Journal Title: Confluenze

ISSN: 2036-0967 (Online)

Publisher: University of Bologna

Society/Institution: University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature | Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

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Davide Aliberti (Università degli studi di Napoli - l’Orientale)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The purpose of this paper is to examine the travel as a way of identity reconstruction and essential feature of Sephardic identity through the analysis of the documentary film by Ruth Behar, Adio Kerida (2002). The anthropologist reconstructs her own identity and of the whole Cuban Sephardic community through the testimonies collected in her travels. From Behar path emerges a new essential feature of the Sephardic identity: the need to travel through several homelands not recognizing any place as home.