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To Belong in Buenos Aires: Germans, Argentines, and the Rise of a Pluralist Society

Benjamin Bryce

Abstract

This book analyzes the activities and fantasies of the people who sought to create a lasting German community in Buenos Aires and the behavior of others who challenged that project. It argues that ideas about the future drove thousands of German-speaking immigrants to carve out a place for ethnicity and pluralism in the cultural and linguistic landscape of Buenos Aires. In a moment when there was increasing pressure from the Argentine state and new nationalist forces to create a culturally homogeneous citizenry, the leaders of German-language institutions promoted a pluralistic vision of Argen ... More

Keywords: Citizenship, ethnicity, pluralism, German migration, education, religion, language, Argentina, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781503601536
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503601536.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Bryce, author
University of Northern British Columbia