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.
Introduction - images and realities of Arab and Jewish immigrants in Latin America, Ignacio Klich, Jeffrey Lesser, Arab-Jewish coexistence in the first half of 1900s' Argentina - overcoming self-imposed amnesia, Ignacio Klich; "Jews are Turks who sell on credit" - elite images of Arab and Jews in Brazil, Jeffrey Lesser; Arabs and Jews in the development of the Colombian Caribbean 1850-1950, Louise Pawcett, Eduardo Posada-Carbo; between privilege and opprobrium - the Arab-Jewish economic presence in San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras - formative years, 1880s-1930s, Dario A. Euraque; re-creating community - Christians from Lebanon and Jews from Syria in Mexico, 1900-1938, Liz Hamui-Halabe; the economic and social condition of Jewish and Arab immigrants in Bolivia, 1890-1980, Marc J. Osterweil; ethnic history, nationalism and transnationalism in Argentine Arab and Jewish cultures, Michael Humphrey; the question of "argentinidad" - the self-image of Arab and Jewish ancestry in recent Argentine literature, Estela Valverde; the historiography of Jewish immigration to Argentina - problems and perspectives, Fabiana Sabina Tolcachier; the historiography of Arab immigration to Argentina - the intersection of the imaginary and the real country, Theresa Alfaro Velcamp. Notes on contributors.
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