Jewish Latin America: Issues and Methods aims at expanding the boundaries of this field of inquiry devoted to Jewish experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean. Open to original studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, it hopes to transcend disciplinary borders. This new series welcomes research on a variety of issues and groups that have not received sufficient attention in the historiography. Thus, for example, both affiliated and non-affiliated Jews will be considered, as well as Zionists and non-Zionists, and Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. Gender and social issues and popular culture will also figure prominently.
A comparative approach, challenging particularistic emphases, is encouraged, as well as studies of national vs. trans-national ties, and new approaches to the study of ethnicity and Diaspora. Attention will be given not only to the bigger communities of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico but also to smaller communities in Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Both monographic studies and edited volumes will be published. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed before publication.
The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.
Raanan Rein, Ph.D. (1990), is Elias Sourasky 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 Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines?: Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora (Brill, 2010).
Adriana M. Brodsky (St. Mary's College of Maryland), Naomi Lindstrom (University of Texas, Austin), Sina Rauschenbach (University of Potsdam), Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University), David M.K. Sheinin (Trent University), Rosalie Sitman (Tel Aviv University), Monica Szurmuk (University of Buenos Aires-CONICET)