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979 - Immigration in Argentina: Multiple Voices and Alternative Approaches

19.07.2012 | 08:00 - 13:30

Convener 1: Borges, Marcelo (Dickinson College , Carlisle, Ud States of Am / USA)
Convener 2: Bjerg, Maria (History, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes/CONICET, Argentina / Argentinien)

Migration studies boomed in Argentina in the last twenty years, resulting in a re-evaluation of immigration history that put the immigrants back at the center of analysis. New studies privileged the multiple experiences of particular immigrant groups and expanded the original spatial boundaries to include a variety of settings, both urban and rural. The historiography of Argentine immigration is today more complex and richer than ever before, yet there is still much ground to be covered. This symposium wants to draw a provisional balance and explore new approaches by looking at experiences that have been neglected by historical studies and examine the possibilities of new sources or alterative readings of traditional ones. In particular, we are interested in the intersection and interaction of migratory paths with diverse origin (transatlantic, neighboring, and internal flows), as well as in the perspective of heretofore neglected experiences (such as children, migrants of specialized occupations or trades, women, etc.). In addition, the symposium wants to explore topics that have received little attention in traditional historiography such as memory and commemoration, personal identities and “mentalscapes,” consumption patterns and sociocultural integration, among others. We are also interested in examining the analytical possibilities of sources that illustrate the migration experience from these different perspectives, in particular personal and ego-sources such as oral testimonies, correspondence, diaries, and visual documents. We welcome case studies and theoretical discussions.

Keywords: Immigration, Argentina, History

Title Author Country Co-Author
2153 - From Greece to Argentina Faingold, Eduardo Ud States of Am / USA
3920 - Inmigración, Infancia y Memoria en la Argentina de la Segunda Posguerra Bjerg, Maria Argentina / Argentinien
5110 - Rediscovering the Muslim Communities in Argentina, 1920-1946 Hyland Jr., Steven Ud States of Am / USA
5930 - Immigration and education in Argentina. An overview from school records, 1884-1938 Ceva, Mariela Argentina / Argentinien
6699 - Circuitos de Deslocamento: imigrantes e colonos ontem e hoje Woortmann, Ellen Fensterseifer Brazil / Brasilien
8127 - Generaciones, género y pertenencias de los andaluces en la Patagonia central dos Santos, Silvana Argentina / Argentinien Alexandra Beleiro (Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia, San Juan Bosco, Argentina / Argentinien)
9211 - Claiming a Place in the Migration Story: International and Internal Migrants in an Argentine Community Borges, Marcelo Ud States of Am / USA
10174 - From the Andes to Argentina: Creating Transregional Community in Buenos Aires Femenias, Blenda Ud States of Am / USA

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