Latin American Jews: A Transnational Diaspora

By Judit Bokser Liwerant

Brill Books, 2009

Transnational conditions marked the experience of Latin American Jews from its very beginnings. The founding immigration and colonization waves as well as their future development were signed by a constant process of being attached to different shifting and overlapping external Jewish centers, both real and imaginary, concrete and symbolic. Latin American Jews shaped their communal life, built their associational and institutional profile and their collective consciousness as part of a broader feeling of peoplehood and a sense of belonging that expressed itself as well through global political interactions. A sustained yet changing transnational condition shows the singular dynamics of contemporary Jewish history in the region.

Topic: Peoplehood, Migration, Diaspora, Immigration, Jewish Identification, Globalization, Geography, Jewish-Hispanic Relations, Zionism

Name of Publication: Transnationalism: Diasporas and the advent of a new (dis)order

Editor: Ben Rafael, Eliezer , Bokser Liwerant, Judit , Gorny, Yossi , Sternberg, Yitzhak

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: Argentina , California , Latin America , Mexico , United States , World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bokser Liwerant, Judit. Latin American Jews: A Transnational Diaspora. Transnationalism: Diasporas and the advent of a new (dis)order. Brill Books. 2009:


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