Jackie Feldman is a professor of anthropology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel. He is currently a visiting scholar at Universite Aix-Marseille. His fields of interest are pilgrimage, tourism, Holocaust memory, and anthropology of religion. He has published two books: A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims Made Me Israeli (University of Indiana Press, 2016) and Above the Death-Pits, beneath the Flag: Youth Voyages to Poland and the Performance of Israeli National Identity (Berghahn, 2010. His current research project is "Memorial, Museum, Cellphone: Transmission of Holocaust Memory in a Digital Age."
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About a decade ago, Daniel Miller (2008) published an ethnography of objects in a London neighborhood, entitling it The Comfort of Things. I leafed through it (... More