Since the 1970s, the Latin American Jewish Diaspora has been recognized as a unique phenomenon in diasporic studies, due to the development of new ways of thinking about internationalism and globalization. Important works of the 1980s and 1990s established the critical role of Jews in Latin America. This collection moves the field forward by providing an interdisciplinary and comparative view of Jewish experiences through history, literature, painting, anthropology, poetry, sociology, and politics.
Kirstin Ruggerio is Professor of History, Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and an Associate Director of the Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of Modernity in the Flesh: Medicine, Law and Society in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2004) and And Here the World Ends: The Life of an Argentine Village (Stanford University Press, 1988).
Simultaneity of Past & Present in Mexico; Counter discourse in Argentina: Victoria Ocampo & SUR's Attitude toward the Jews during World War II; Imagining Otherness: The Jewish Question in Brazil, 1930-1940; Argentine Jews & the Accusation of "Dual Loyalty", 1960-1962; Deconstructing Anti-Semitism in Argentina; After the AMIA Bombing: A Critical Analysis of Two Parallel Discourses; Identity & Memories of Cuban Jews; While Waiting for the Ferry to Cuba: Afterthoughts about Adio Kerida; Caribbean Hybridity & the Jews of Martinique; Mexico: The Rise & Fall of Yiddish; Traces of Memory; Surviving Genocide; Poetry as a Strategy for Resistance in the Holocaust & the Southern Cone Genocides.