Argentina was at the center of the history of global migratory booms in the western half of the world, during the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, and as a result, one out of every three Argentine residents were immigrants by 1910, and in this context, about 140,000 emigrated Syria to Argentina before World War I, and over the following decades, Middle Eastern communities, companies and institutions spread across Argentina, from densely populated Buenos Aires to the most remote areas of the country. In the book “Argentina in the Global Middle East”, Lily Perle Paluffy, a professor of Latin American studies at the University of California, Santa Croce, links the modern history of Latin America and the Middle East with global immigration systems, and through her tracking of the mobile lives of individuals who hail from the Middle East and the Levant region in particular, It sheds light on ethnic intersections, relations between migrants and the homeland, and international relations.
Author: Lily Perle Paluffy
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: June 2020