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Jews, Gender, and Modernity in Argentina
Amy Kaminsky, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Handprints: The Cartographic Vision of Mirta Kupferminc (Book Section)
Title: Handprints: The Cartographic Vision of Mirta Kupferminc
Author: Amy Kaminsky
Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop
Abstract: The chapter “examines the maps of exile and diaspora created by contemporary Argentine visual artist Mirta Kupferminc as works of postmemory. A child of Holocaust survivors, Kupferminc draws literal and figurative maps of the trajectories of exile, including a series of maps that she embroiders on her hands. Her work invokes and marks the body […] as a site of intergenerational trauma and memory offered up to a viewer complicit in working out the many ways that meaning is made in the charting of visual space as a visceral and aesthetic project.” (from the editor’s “Introduction”)
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://
Publisher: Routledge
Book Title: Cartographies of Exile: A New Spatial Literacy
ISBN: 9780415714860

“Incidental Jewishness in the Films of Fabián Bielinsky” (Book Section)
Title: “Incidental Jewishness in the Films of Fabián Bielinsky”
Author: Amy Kaminsky
Editor: Ariana Huberman and Nora Glickman, eds.
Abstract: This chapter addresses the phenomenon I am calling “incidental Jewishness” in the content and reception of Nueve Reinas and El aura, the two feature films Fabián Bielinsky made before his death. Bielinsky’s work as an assistant director included Cohen vs Rosi, a film with overtly Jewish content; but neither Nueve Reinas nor El aura has been received as a “Jewish film.” After discussing the vexed notion of identity itself (what might we mean when say that a cultural product is “Jewish”?), I discuss how the meanings circulating around the linked signifiers “Jew”/“Jewish”/”Judaism”/”Jewishness” in the context of contemporary Argentina emerge in and from Bielinsky’s two feature films. I pay special attention to what I think of as the Jewish moment in Nueve reinas, in which one of the con men identifies an elderly woman as Jewish and uses that knowledge to win her trust. I argue that this scene is highly suggestive of the ways that Jewishness permeates Argentina on the one hand and remains inassimilable on the other.
Year: 2017
Publisher: Unveristy of Texas Press,
Book Title: Latin American Jewish Film