Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities [NOOK Book]

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This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. It is a volume that is neither about the repercussions of the Arab-Israeli conflict outside the Middle East, nor one which ignores some of its Latin American ramifications. Immigration's promoters - Latin American elites keen to change their countries' ethnic mix - felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews. Hence, identifying the similarities in local reaction to both immigrant groups' ...
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Overview

This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. It is a volume that is neither about the repercussions of the Arab-Israeli conflict outside the Middle East, nor one which ignores some of its Latin American ramifications. Immigration's promoters - Latin American elites keen to change their countries' ethnic mix - felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews. Hence, identifying the similarities in local reaction to both immigrant groups' economic and other successes, as well as their retention of varying degrees of pre-migratory culture and other aspects of their experiences, can offer a crucial contribution to changing the ways immigration and ethnicity in Latin America are understood. On the other hand, any such change cannot ignore the differences in the experiences of Arab and Jewish immigrants.
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A collection of essays addressing various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and aculturation in Latin America since the 19th century. Major themes are discrimination and prejudice as a component of Arab and Jewish life in the region, and negotiating national identity. Topics include elite images of Arabs and Jews in Brazil, Arab-Jewish coexistence in 1900s Argentina, and Christians from Lebanon and Jews from Syria in Mexico. This group of studies first appeared in a Special Issue of , vol. 16, nos. 1 & 2, March/July 1997. Paper edition (unseen), $25.00. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"The articles bring important and interesting information about the insertion of Arabs and Jews in countries where it was (and still is) expected that all ethnic groups conform to the official construction of a national identity." - Sonia Bloomfield, University of Brasília – Retired; Bulletin of Latin American Research Vol. 30, No. 3
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135256975
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 555 KB

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 Amnesia 1
'Jews are Turks Who Sell on Credit': Elite Images of Arabs and Jews in Brazil 38
Arabs and Jews in the Development of the Colombian Caribbean 1850-1950 57
Between Privilege and Opprobrium: The Arabs and Jews in Haiti 80
The Arab-Jewish Economic Presence in San Pedro Sula, the Industrial Capital of Honduras: Formative Years, 1880s-1930s 94
Re-creating Community: Christians from Lebanon and Jews from Syria in Mexico, 1900-1938 125
The Economic and Social Condition of Jewish and Arab Immigrants in Bolivia, 1890-1980 146
Ethnic History, Nationalism and Transnationalism in Argentine Arab and Jewish Cultures 167
The Question of 'Argentinidad': The Self-Image of Arab and Jewish Ancestry in Recent Argentine Literature 189
The Historiography of Jewish Immigration to Argentina: Problems and Perspectives 204
The Historiography of Arab Immigration to Argentina: The Intersection of the Imaginary and the Real Country 227
Notes on Contributors 249
Index 253
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