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Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging

Naomi Leite

Abstract

Naomi Leite's Unorthodox Kin is a ground-breaking exploration of identity, relatedness, and belonging in the context of profound global interconnection. A poignant and gracefully written portrait of Portugal's urban Marranos, who trace their ancestry to fifteenth-century Jews forcibly converted to Catholicism and who now seek connection with the Jewish people at large, the book explores questions fundamental to the human condition: how people come to identify with far-flung others; how some find glimmerings of mystical connection in a world said to be disenchanted; how identities are lived in ... More

Keywords: Marranos, Portugal, Jews, kinship, belonging, tourism, affect, global, personhood, social identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520285040
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285040.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Leite, author
University of London