Whitechapel noise : Jewish immigrant life in Yiddish song and verse, London 1884-1914 / Vivi Lachs
- Lachs, Vivi, 1962-
- Detroit, Michigan : Wayne State University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xvii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I The London of the Lyrics -- 1.Immigrant Labor, Political Activism, and Socialist Poetry -- 2.London Yiddish Music-Hall Culture -- pt. II The Lyrics of London -- 3.The Transnational Scope -- Politics: The Poetry of Morris Winchevsky's London Years -- 4.Debates and Ballads -- 5.Making Socialist Activists -- Sex: Innuendo in the Immigrant Halls -- 6.Transforming Courtship -- 7.Marriage, Lodgers, and Transgressive Sex -- Religion: Subverting Religious Motifs -- 8.Religion as a Socialist Tool -- 9.Religion Updated and Improved.
- "Archive material from the London Yiddish press, songbooks, and satirical writing offers a window into an untold cultural life of the Yiddish East End. Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914 by Vivi Lachs positions Londons Yiddish popular culture in historical perspective within Anglo-Jewish history, English socialist aesthetics, and music-hall culture, and shows its relationship to the transnational Yiddish-speaking world. Layers of cultural references in the Yiddish texts are closely analyzed and quoted to draw out the complex yet intimate histories they contain, offering new perspectives on Anglo-Jewish historiography in three main areas: politics, sex, and religion"--
- 0814344887 (hardback), 9780814344880 (hardback), 9780814343555 (paperback), and 0814343554 (paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-308) and index.
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