Memory Oblivion And Jewish Culture In Latin America

Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292784430
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Latin America has been a refuge for Jews fleeing persecution from 1492, when Sepharad Jews were expelled from Spain, until well into the twentieth century, when European Jews sought sanctuary there from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. Vibrant Jewish communities have deep roots in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, and Chile—though members of these communities have at times experienced the pain of being "the other," ostracized by Christian society and even tortured by military governments. While commonalities of religion and culture link these communities across time and national boundaries, the Jewish experience in Latin America is irreducible to a single perspective. Only a multitude of voices can express it. This anthology gathers fifteen essays by historians, creative writers, artists, literary scholars, anthropologists, and social scientists who collectively tell the story of Jewish life in Latin America. Some of the pieces are personal tales of exile and survival; some explore Jewish humor and its role in amalgamating histories of past and present; and others look at serious episodes of political persecution and military dictatorship. As a whole, these challenging essays ask what Jewish identity is in Latin America and how it changes throughout history. They leave us to ponder the tantalizing question: Does being Jewish in the Americas speak to a transitory history or a more permanent one?

Trauma Memory And Identity In Five Jewish Novels From The Southern Cone

Author: Debora Cordeiro Rosa
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739172980
Size: 33.93 MB
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The Jewish presence in Latin America has produced a remarkable body of literature that gives voice to the fascinating experience of Jews in Latin American lands. This book explores how trauma and memory influence the formation of Jewish identity for the fictional Jewish characters of five novels written by Jewish authors born in the Southern Cone.

Made Of Shores

Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: Lehigh University Press
ISBN: 1611460158
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Made of Shores places Jewish Argentinean fiction within the context of Latin American literature and Judaic Studies. It offers the reader to participate actively in the scholarly debates on issues of memory and identity, and the different representations of Jewishness in Latin America. By reviewing the new material conditions within Argentina and its diasporas, this book imposes a new reflection on what Judeo-Argentinean fiction is all about

Latin American Women Writers

Author: María Claudia André
ISBN: 9780415979719
Size: 13.28 MB
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Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America. This Encyclopedia will be of interest to both to the student of literature as well as to any reader interested in understanding more about Latin American culture, literature, and how women have represented gender and national issues throughout the centuries.

Buenos Aires

Author: David William Foster
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813016139
Size: 19.86 MB
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Explores Buenos Aires' multileveled integration and cultural production. Foster combines an eclectic dimension - analyzing such ephemera as slogans and the decoration of public transport - with a breadth of scope, encompassing history, literature, anthropology, architecture and cultural politics.

Memory And Cultural History Of The Spanish Civil War

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004259961
Size: 48.55 MB
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The volume addresses the study of political violence from a humanistic and democratic perspective. The chapters utilize the lens of gender, examine myths and otherness, reflect on structural hunger and fear, and narrate testimonials of exile abroad and in Spain. The methodologies employed are grounded in hermeneutics and discourse analysis.

Handbook Of Latin American Popular Culture

Author: Harold E. Hinds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Size: 13.66 MB
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"For both background and bibliographical information on topics in popular culture in Latin America, this is an excellent resource." Reference Book Review