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Author Nouwen, Mollie Lewis.

Title Oy, my Buenos Aires : Jewish immigrants and the creation of Argentine national identity / Mollie Lewis Nouwen
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013
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Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Note on Translation and Transliteration; Introduction; 1: Argentina: A Land of Immigrants; 2: From Colony to City: Jewish Immigrants, 1889-1930; 3: "And from a gringo I was transformed into a criollo:" Deploying Markers of National Identity; 4: Building the City, Forging the Nation: Ethnic and National Spaces; 5: From Stolen Textiles to Off-Track Betting: Urban Crime and Disorder; 6: Eating, Drinking, and Dancing: The Gendered and Generational Nature of Social Lives
7: Individual Lives: Helping Create the PorteƱo IdentityConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
Summary "Between 1905 and 1930, more than one hundred thousand Jews left Central and Eastern Europe to settle permanently in Argentina. This book explores how these Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi immigrants helped to create a new urban strain of the Argentine national identity"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jews -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Argentina -- Identity
Jews -- Argentina -- Social life and customs.
Jews -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History -- 20th century.
Argentina -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013008670
ISBN 0826353517 (electronic bk.)
1299745636 (ebk)
9780826353511 (electronic bk.)
9781299745636 (ebk)
Other Titles Jewish immigrants and the creation of Argentine national identity