Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology (Volume 11)

Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology (Volume 11)
Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology (Volume 11)
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Anne Herrmann, a dual citizen born in New York to Swiss parents, offers in Coming Out Swiss a witty, profound, and ultimately universal exploration of identity and community. Swissness even on its native soil a loose confederacy, divided by multiple languages, nationalities, religion, and alpen geographybecomes in the diaspora both nowhere (except in the minds of immigrants and their children) and everywhere, reflected in pervasive cliches.
In a work that is part memoir, part history and travelogue, Herrmann explores all our Swiss cliches (chocolate, secret bank accounts, Heidi, Nazi gold, neutrality, mountains, Swiss Family Robinson) and also scrutinizes topics that may surprise (the invention of the Alps, the English Colony in Davos, Switzerland s role during World War II, women students at the University of Zurich in the 1870s). She ponders, as well, marks of Swissness that have lost their identity in the diaspora (Sutter Home, Helvetica, Dadaism) and the enduring Swiss American community of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Coming Out Swiss will appeal not just to the Swiss diaspora but also to those drawn to multi-genre writing that blurs boundaries between the personal and the historical.
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ISBN
9780299219208
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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641686
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