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Kugel and frijoles : Latino Jews in the United States, Laura Limonic

Label
Kugel and frijoles : Latino Jews in the United States
Title
Kugel and frijoles
Title remainder
Latino Jews in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Laura Limonic
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States analyzes the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America. Since Latino Jews are not easily classified within the U.S. racial and ethnic schema, their ethnic identity and group affiliation challenge existing paradigms. Author Laura Limonic offers a view into the lives of this designation of Jewish immigrants, highlighting the ways in which they adopt different identities (e.g., national, religious, or panethnic) in response to different actors and situations. Limonic begins by introducing the stories of Latino Jewish immigrants and laying out the important questions surrounding ethnic identity: How do Latino Jews identify? Can they choose their identity or is it assigned to them? How is ethnicity strategic or instrumental? These larger questions are placed within the existing scholarly literature on immigrant integration, religion, and ethnic group construction. Limonic explains how groups can be constructed when there is a lack of a perfect host group and details the ways different factors influence ethnic identity and shape membership into ethnic groups. The book concludes that group construction is never static in the United States, and, in particular, how race, religion, and class are increasingly important mediating factors in defining ethnicity and ethnic identity. As the Latino population continues to grow in the United States, so does the influence of millions of Latinos on U.S. culture, politics, economy, and social structure. Kugel and Frijoles offers new insight with which to understand the diversity of Latinos, the incorporation of contemporary Jewish immigrants, and the effect of U.S. ethno-racial structures for immigrant assimilation"--Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Limonic, Laura
Dewey number
305.892/4073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.35
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews, Latin American
  • Jews
  • Americanization
  • Jews
  • Jews, Latin American
Target audience
adult
Label
Kugel and frijoles : Latino Jews in the United States, Laura Limonic
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where do Latino Jews come from? or "I had no idea there were Jews in Mexico" -- Coming to America, Part 1 : on being Jewish -- Coming to America, Part 2 : on being Latino -- The in-between status of Latino Jews -- Not "really" fitting in : the construction of a Latino Jewish panethnic identity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780814345757
Lccn
2018957223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kugel and frijoles : Latino Jews in the United States, Laura Limonic
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where do Latino Jews come from? or "I had no idea there were Jews in Mexico" -- Coming to America, Part 1 : on being Jewish -- Coming to America, Part 2 : on being Latino -- The in-between status of Latino Jews -- Not "really" fitting in : the construction of a Latino Jewish panethnic identity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780814345757
Lccn
2018957223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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