Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities

Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities

by Ignacio Klich
     
 

This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. The volume examines how the Latin American elites who were keen to change their countries' ethnic mix felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews.See more details below

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This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. The volume examines how the Latin American elites who were keen to change their countries' ethnic mix felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714648736
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Images and Realities of Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America
Arab-Jewish Coexistence in the First Half of 1900s' Argentina: Overcoming Self-Imposed Amnesia1
'Jews are Turks Who Sell on Credit': Elite Images of Arabs and Jews in Brazil38
Arabs and Jews in the Development of the Colombian Caribbean 1850-195057
Between Privilege and Opprobrium: The Arabs and Jews in Haiti80
The Arab-Jewish Economic Presence in San Pedro Sula, the Industrial Capital of Honduras: Formative Years, 1880s-1930s94
Re-creating Community: Christians from Lebanon and Jews from Syria in Mexico, 1900-1938125
The Economic and Social Condition of Jewish and Arab Immigrants in Bolivia, 1890-1980146
Ethnic History, Nationalism and Transnationalism in Argentine Arab and Jewish Cultures167
The Question of 'Argentinidad': The Self-Image of Arab and Jewish Ancestry in Recent Argentine Literature189
The Historiography of Jewish Immigration to Argentina: Problems and Perspectives204
The Historiography of Arab Immigration to Argentina: The Intersection of the Imaginary and the Real Country227
Notes on Contributors249
Index253

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