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Thin Description

Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem

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$56.50 • £45.95 • €51.00

ISBN 9780674049666

Publication Date: 11/04/2013

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404 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 halftones

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A dazzling, brilliant book, with astonishing things to say about immortality, race, and ethnography.—Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School

Thin Description stands in a tradition of powerfully critical research and scholarship that questions the problematics by which race, religion, and disciplinary limits converge and collapse into crises in the context of Western Civilization’s ‘Holy Land’ and the tensions of multiple Zions with regard to Africa and West Asia.—Lewis R. Gordon, University of Connecticut at Storrs

In engaging and novelistic style, John Jackson has written the first definitive history of the fascinating African Hebrew Israelite emigrant community residing in Israel. He’s exposed their dreams and their demons with the appropriate blend of criticism and respect due their journey. This is an empathetic, deeply human, and impeccably researched work of cultural anthropology sure to draw many readers.—Emily Raboteau, City College of New York

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