Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities
Ignacio Klich, Jeff Lesser
Psychology Press, 1998 - History - 263 pages
This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. It is a volume that is neither about the repercussions of the Arab-Israeli conflict outside the Middle East, nor one which ignores some of its Latin American ramifications.
Immigration's promoters - Latin American elites keen to change their countries' ethnic mix - felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews. Hence, identifying the similarities in local reaction to both immigrant groups' economic and other successes, as well as their retention of varying degrees of pre-migratory culture and other aspects of their experiences, can offer a crucial contribution to changing the ways immigration and ethnicity in Latin America are understood. On the other hand, any such change cannot ignore the differences in the experiences of Arab and Jewish immigrants.
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