Identities in an Era of Globalization and Multiculturalism: Latin America in the Jewish World

Identities in an Era of Globalization and Multiculturalism: Latin America in the Jewish World

by Judit Bokser Liwerant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9004154426

ISBN-13: 9789004154421

Pub. Date: 04/09/2008

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume offers a multidimensional and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary Jewish identities amidst globalization processes, with special emphasis on Latin American socio-political, communal, and cultural milieu. Stretching from political science to sociology, from art to cultural studies, it provides systematic tools for understanding different

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This volume offers a multidimensional and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary Jewish identities amidst globalization processes, with special emphasis on Latin American socio-political, communal, and cultural milieu. Stretching from political science to sociology, from art to cultural studies, it provides systematic tools for understanding different aspects of the Jewish experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004154421
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/09/2008
Series:
Jewish Identities in a Changing World Series, #8
Pages:
446

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Introduction
SECTION I KLAL YISRAEL IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA
Between Center and Centrality: The Zionist Perception of Klal Yisrael
Yosef Gorny
Contemporary Threats to Klal Yisrael
Eliezer Ben-Rafael
Jewish Autonomy and Dependency: Latin America in Global Perspective
Sergio DellaPergola
Latin American Jewish Identities: Past and Present Challenges. The Mexican Case in a Comparative Perspective
Judit Bokser Liwerant
SECTION II THE JEWS IN LATIN AMERICA
Waning Essentialism: Latin American Jewish Studies in Israel 109
Raanan Rein
Klal Yisrael at the Frontiers: The Transnational Jewish Experience in Argentina
Leonardo Senkman
Brazilian Non-Anti-Semite Sociability and Jewish Identity
Bernardo Sorj
Jews, Blacks, and the Ambiguities of Multiculturalism in Brazil
Mónica Grin
Jewish Communal Life in Argentina and Brazil at the End of The 20th Century and the Beginning of the 21st: A Sociological Perspective
Yossi Goldstein
Revolution, Ethnicity, and Religions in Cuba: Similarities, Differences, and Dichotomies in the Case of the Jews
Maritza Corrales Capestany
SECTION III LATIN AMERICAN JEWISH CULTURE
Crypto-Judaism in Mexico: Past and Present
Alicia Gojman de Backal
The Literary Construction of Jewish Identity in Chile: A Cartography of Recent Memories
Gilda Waldman
In the Name of the Father: Identity and Family Memory in Andrés Rivera and Mauricio Rosencof
Florinda F. Goldberg
A Mosaic of Fragmented Identities: The Sephardim in Latin America
Margalit Bejarano
The Sephardic Diaspora Revisited: Dr. Ángel Pulido Fernández (1852–1932) and His Campaign
Alisa Meyuhas Ginio
Latin American Israelis: The Collective Identity of an Invisible Community
Luis Roniger and Deby Babis
SECTION IV JEWS, SOCIETY, AND STATEHOOD: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
The Cultural Pluralism Perspective of North American Jewry During the Holocaust
Ofer Shiff
North American Jews in the New Millennium
Jonathan D. Sarna
Jewish Identity and Anti-Semitism
Michel Wieviorka
Jews, Nationality, and Judaism: The Case of Ha-rishon le-Zion, Rabbi Meir Ben Zion Hai Uziel
Shalom Ratzabi
Different Concepts of a Jewish Democratic State
Benyamin Neuberger

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