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Ruth Behar (born 1956 in Havana, Cuba) is a Jewish Cuban American anthropologist, poet, and writer who teaches at the University of Michigan.

After receiving her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1977, she studied cultural anthropology at Princeton University. Her dissertation (1983), based on her first fieldwork in northern Spain, became the basis for her first book.She is a noted feminist, and her personal life experiences as a Jewish Cuban-American woman are frequently an important part of her writing.Her second book, Translated Woman (1993), was based on ten years of fieldwork in a rural town in Mexico. Her controversial book The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart examines the role that the personal can play in ethnographic writing.Since 1991 her research and writing have largely focused on her native country, Cuba, which she left at the age of four. Her research on the dwindling yet vibrant Jewish community in Cuba is the focus of her film Adio Kerida (2002), which featured camerawork and editing by her son Gabriel Frye-Behar. Jewish Cuba is also the topic of her latest book, An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba (2007).

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Total Books: 14
Lucky Broken Girl
2017 - Lucky Broken Girl (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399546440
ISBN-10: 0399546448
Genre: Children's Books
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Traveling Heavy A Memoir in between Journeys
Traveling Heavy A Memoir in between Journeys
An Island Called Home Returning to Jewish Cuba
2009 - An Island Called Home Returning to Jewish Cuba (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780813545004
ISBN-10: 0813545005
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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Cuentame algo aunque sea una mentira Las historias de la comadre Esperanza
2009 - Cuentame Algo Aunque Sea Una Mentira Las Historias De La Comadre Esperanza [Antropologia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071600103
ISBN-10: 6071600103
Genre: Nonfiction
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Translated Woman
2003 - Translated Woman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807046470
ISBN-10: 0807046477
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Vulnerable Observer  Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart
1997 - The Vulnerable Observer Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807046319
ISBN-10: 0807046310
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Vulnerable Observer Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart
1997 - The Vulnerable Observer Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807046302
ISBN-10: 0807046302
Genre: Nonfiction
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Translated Woman Crossing the Border With Esperanza's Story
1994 - Translated Woman Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807070536
ISBN-10: 080707053X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Translated Woman Crossing the Border With Esperanza's Story
1993 - Translated Woman Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807070529
ISBN-10: 0807070521
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village
1991 - The Presence of the Past in a Spanish VIllage (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691028668
ISBN-10: 0691028664
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Santa Maria Del Monte The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village
1986 - Santa Maria Del Monte the Presence of the Past in a Spanish VIllage (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691094199
ISBN-10: 0691094195
Genre: Nonfiction
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An Island Called Home Returning to Jewish Cuba