The Mexican Mahjar: Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under the French Mandate

The Mexican Mahjar: Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under the French Mandate

by Camila Pastor

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ISBN-13: 9781477314623
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

A historical anthropologist exploring transnationalism, mediation, and subalterns in colonial settings, Camila Pastor is a profesor investigador in the División de Historia of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas.

Table of Contents

  • Illustrations and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Mexican Mahjar
  • Chapter 2. Managing Mobility
  • Chapter 3. Race and Patronage
  • Chapter 4. Migrants and the Law
  • Chapter 5. Modernism
  • Chapter 6. Making the Mahjar Lebanese
  • Chapter 7. Objects of Memory
  • Chapter 8. The Arab and Its Double
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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"This book is a significant contribution to the field because it goes against assumptions engrained in much of the literature. It analyses new data in light of a contemporary revisionist perspective that has recently been challenging the established canon. Thus, not only is the book’s new Mexican-Lebanese material relevant, but its perspective represents the vanguard and will become an important reference in the years to come."

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"A ground-breaking work that presents the social configuration of Arabic-speaking migrants and their descendants in a new and revelatory light. This study stands to be an excellent example of a global, connected colonial approach to migration and nationalism. It reconfigures Latin American and Middle Eastern studies in a sound and compelling way, highlighting the ways in which Mexico and the Levant participate in, and interact with, the same structures of power."

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