Introduction- Going Beyond, Going Against: New Studies on Jewish Latin Americans

Raanan Rein, Edna Aizenberg

Abstract


Going beyond, going against—this research dossier on Jewish Latin Ameri-
cans aims to fill lacunae and map new areas in Jewish Latin American historio- graphy, bibliography  and cultural studies. It covers a broad range, illustrating the vitality and innovativeness of  contemporary scholarship. Going beyond—our aim is to insert less heard voices into the conversation on Jewish Latin Americans, voices of women, Sephardim, and philosophers, voices of crypto-Jews and artists. We want  to go beyond the more commonly heard sounds coming from established communal, institutional sources  to pre- sent a fuller range of Jewish Latin American experiences. We emphasize these experiences as  Latin American, an integral part of the area’s history and culture. Publishing this collection of  texts in a journal of Latin American studies like EIAL therefore seems appropriate.


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