Raanan Rein, Ph.D. (1990), is a Professor of Latin American and Spanish History and Director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of numerous books and articles including In the Shadow of Perón (Stanford U.P., 2008).
All those interested in Latin American history in general and Argentine history in particular, the history of the Jewish experience in Latin America, ethnic studies, diaspora studies, and Israel's relations with world Jewry.
"This absorbing book by Raanan Rein, a pioneer of teaching Latin American Studies in Israel, draws together a number of academic essays that have emerged from his ongoing research into the Jews of Latin America in general and the Jews of Argentina in particular."
Rebecca J. W. Jefferson, University of Florida, Association of Jewish Libraries, September/October 2011, Volume 1, No. 3.
"[Rein's] argumentation is very clear and free of jargon and extraordinarily well documented. [...] Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines? will certainly be of interest to scholars in Jewish studies and Latin American Jewish studies, Israel studies and historians of Argentina."
Stephen Sadow, Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 92, no. 2 (May 2012)
"Rannan Rein's fine collection of suggestive essays, entitled Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines? Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora, is a critical contribution encouraging more subtle approaches to studying the identities of Jewish populations in Latin America. These thoughtful pieces will also prove to be significant for scholars of other immigrants and minorities in the region."
Steven Hyland, Jr., Wingate University, Journal of Latin American Studies 44 (2012)
Table of contents
Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Ethnicity and Diaspora in Twentieth-Century Latin America: The Jewish Case
2. Searching for Home Abroad: Jews in Argentina and Argentines in Israel
3. Complementary Identities: Sephardim, Zionists, and Argentines in the Interwar Period
4. Argentina, World War II, and the Entry of Nazi War Criminals
5. Nationalism, Education, and Identity: Argentine Jews and Catholic Religious Instruction
6. Diplomats and Journalists: The Image of Peronism in the Hebrew Press
7. A Pact of Oblivion: The De-Peronization of the Jewish Community
8. Argentine Jews and the Accusation of ‘Dual Loyalty’
9. Perón’s Return to Power as Reflected in the Israeli Press
10. Soccer as a Double-Edged Weapon: Argentine Exiles in Israel Protest against the 1978 World Cup