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dc.contributor.advisorMaldonado-Estrada, Alyssa J.
dc.contributor.authorHonig, Audrey
dc.descriptionv, 77 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractMy senior individualized project is an embodied ethnography of camp counselors at OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute), a Reform Jewish summer camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. OSRUI (formerly “Union Institute”) was established in 1952 as the first Reform Jewish summer camp in the United States. Having attended OSRUI since I was eight, this project is also personal. I share the stories of camp counselors arguing about parody songs, my dad’s reflections on changing spaces, and my own memories of growing up here. I study the ways in which camp counselors enact sacred spaces, using spatial theories from David Chidester, Edward Linenthal, and Michel de Certeau. I propose that counselors at OSRUI enact the sacred through imagined maps to “home” and “Israel,” referential Jewish humor, and active negotiations with change. Through this project, I work to destabilize the “sacred” as something separate and untouchable, exploring the ways in which work and chaos can contribute to the process of sacralization.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Religion Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleJerusalem of the Midwest : An Ethnography on Jewish Summer Campen_US

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