Adriana Brodsky has done an excellent job at presenting the main issues related to Sephardi immigration to Argentina, particularly regarding identity and nationhood. Brodsky presents a clear distinction between the Ashkenazi and Sephardi experiences as immigrant Jewish communities in the construction of an Argentine nation. Study of the Sephardi experience leads Brodsky to insightful analyses of diasporic identities and how they were intertwined with notions of nationhood, which resulted in the Sephardim identifying as both Jewish and Argentine. Brodsky persuasively shows how the Sephardi experience helps us to interrogate notions of ethnicity in the context of multiple diasporic, national, and ethnic identities. This approach will be obviously valuable beyond its immediate application to the field of Latin American Jewish studies and will prove a fruitful contribution to broader considerations of Latin American identities and the constitution of national narratives. The book also...
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Book Review| August 01 2018
Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Creating Community and National Identity, 1880–1960
Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Creating Community and National Identity, 1880–1960. By Brodsky, Adriana M..
Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies.
Indiana University Press,
2016. , $32.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2018) 98 (3): 544–545.
Ana M. Gómez-Bravo; Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Creating Community and National Identity, 1880–1960. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 August 2018; 98 (3): 544–545. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-6933853
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