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Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities
     

Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities

by Ignacio Klich (Editor), Jeffrey Lesser (Editor)
 

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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.

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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.

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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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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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ISBN-13:
9780714644509
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
Arab and Jewish Immigration Essays Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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