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Latin American Jewish Cultural Production
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Latin America is home to roughly half a million Jews, preponderantly Ashkenazic Jews. The majority are concentrated in Argentina, but Brazil and Mexico are also home to significant Jewish communities, as are major urban centers in other countries. Jews in Latin America, in addition to their prominent role in business, commerce, and finance, have a significant presence in cultural production and the arts. Like Hollywood, the Argentine and Mexican film industry is heavily Jewish, while the media--print journalism, radio, and television--have long been associated with Jewish interests. The open enrollment policies of many countries--Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico are notable here--have meant that Jews also have a considerable presence in academic and intellectual circles.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page/Copyright/Hispanic Series
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Latin American Jewish Cultural Production
  2. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. Part I: Latin American Jewish Identity
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Notes Concerning Jewish Identity in Brazil: From Word to Image
  2. pp. 3-23
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  1. 2. "Israel": An Abstract Concept or Concrete Reality in Recent Judeo-Argentinean Narrative?
  2. pp. 24-40
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  1. 3. Beyond Exotic: Jewish Mysticism and the Supernatural in the Works of Alejandro Jodorowsky
  2. pp. 41-60
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  1. Part II: The Literary Record
  2. pp. 61-62
  1. 4. Writing on the Shoah in Brazil
  2. pp. 63-82
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  1. 5. Judaic Traces in the Narrative of Clarice Lispector: Identity Politics and Evidence
  2. pp. 83-96
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  1. 6. Argentina's Wandering Jews: Judaism, Loyalty, Text, and Homeland in Marcelo Birmajers's Tres mosqueteros
  2. pp. 97-116
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  1. Part III: The Plastic Arts
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. 7. Spectacle and Spirituality: The Cacophony of Objects, Nelson Leirner (b. 1932)
  2. pp. 119-134
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  1. 8. Text and the City: Design(at)ing Post-Dictatorship Memorial Sites in Buenos Aires
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. Part IV: Film and Photography
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. 9. Mexican Women, Jewish Women: Novia que te vea from Book to Screen and Back Again
  2. pp. 157-177
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  1. 10. Catastrophe and Periphery: July 18, 1994, and September 11, 2001, on Film
  2. pp. 178-197
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  1. 11. Madalena Schwartz: A Jewish Brazilian Photographer
  2. pp. 198-212
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  1. Afterword: Identifying Jewishness
  2. pp. 213-226
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 227-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-236
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  1. Volumes in the Hispanic Issues Series
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