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Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo
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Being Jewish in Brazil--the world's largest Catholic country--is fraught with paradoxes, and living in São Paulo only amplifies these vivid contradictions. The metropolis is home to Jews from over 60 countries of origin, and to the Hebraica, the world’s largest Jewish athletic and social club.

Jewish identity is rooted in layered experiences of historical and contemporary dispersal and border crossings. Brazil is famously tolerant of difference but less understanding of longings for elsewhere. Celebrating both Carnival and the High Holidays is but one example of how Jews in São Paulo hold themselves together as a community in the face of the forces of assimilation.

Misha Klein’s fascinating ethnography reveals the complex intertwining of Jewish and Brazilian life and identity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. 1. Departures
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. 2. Braided Lives
  2. pp. 35-68
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  1. 3. Kosher Feijoada
  2. pp. 69-98
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  1. 4. The High Cost of Jewish Living
  2. pp. 99-131
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  1. 5. Inscribing Jews into the Nation
  2. pp. 132-162
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  1. 6. Doubly Insecure
  2. pp. 163-190
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  1. 7. Cosmopolitans at Home
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 209-232
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 233-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-256
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  1. About the Author, Further Reading
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