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1 BEN-DROR, GRACIELA. The Catholic Church And The Jews: Argentina, 1933-1945.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2009. First Edition. Studies in Antisemitism Series h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The impact of events in Nazi Germany and Europe during World War II was keenly felt in neutral Argentina among its predominantly Catholic population and its significant Jewish minority. The Catholic Church and the Jews, Argentina, 1933-1945 considers the images of Jews presented in standard Catholic teaching of that era, the attitudes of the lower clergy and faithful toward the country's Jewish citizens, and the response of the politically influential Church hierarchy to the national debate on accepting Jewish refugees from Europe. The issue was complicated by such factors as the position taken by the Vatican, Argentina's unstable political situation, and the sizeable number of citizens of German origin who were Nazi sympathizers eager to promote German interests. Argentina's self-perception was as a "Catholic" country. Though there were few overtly anti-Jewish acts, traditional stereotypes and prejudice were widespread and only a few voices in the Catholic community confronted the established attitudes. Graciela Ben-Dror is a lecturer of history at the University of Haifa in Israel. 
Price: 52.49 USD
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2 KIRBUS, FEDERICO B. (TEXTOS E IMAGENES / TEXTS AND IMAGES). La Argentina; Country Of Wonders / Pais De Maravillas.
Manrique Zago ediciones, Buenos Aires: 1993. 9509517445 / 9789509517448 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A highly graphic introduction to the country in both English and Spanish. 
Price: 37.29 USD
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3 LAINEZ, MANUEL MUJICA (TEXTOS); SESSA, ALDO (FOTOGRAFIAS); CON LA COLABORACION DEL JOSE MARIA PENA, DIRECTOR DEL MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES. Letra E Imagen De Buenos Aires / Words And Pictues Of Buenos Aires.
Ediciones Libreria La Ciudad, Buenos Aires: 1979. Tercera edicion. Se imprimieron dos mil ejemplares numerados de 1 a 2.---, que constituyen la tercera edicion de esta obra. Ejemplar Numero 1457. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is a way to see, feel and take oneself to Buenos Aires without ever leaving home. Text is in Spanish but there is an insert in English translation. 
Price: 90.49 USD
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4 LOGAN, JOY. Aconcagua: The Invention Of Mountaineering On America's Highest Peak.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and the tallest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas. Located in the Andes Mountains of Argentina, near the city of Mendoza, Aconcagua has been luring European mountain climbers since 1883, when a German geologist nearly reached the mountain's summit. (A Swiss climber finally made the ascent in 1897.) In this fascinating book, Joy Logan explores the many impacts of mountaineering's "discovery" of Aconcagua including its effect on how local indigenous history is understood. The consequences still resonate today, as the region has become a magnet for "adventure travelers," with about 7,000 climbers and trekkers from all over the world visiting each year. Having done fieldwork on Aconcagua for six years, Logan offers keen insights into how the invention of mountaineering in the nineteenth century—and adventure tourism a century later—have both shaped and been shaped by local and global cultural narratives. She examines the roles and functions of mountain guides, especially in regard to notions of gender and nation; re-reads the mountaineering stories forged by explorers, scientists, tourism officials, and the gear industry; and considers the distinctions between foreign and Argentine climbers (some of whom are celebrities in their own right). In Logan's revealing analysis, Aconcagua is emblematic of the tensions produced by modernity, nation-building, tourism development, and re-ethnification. The evolution of mountain climbing on Aconcagua registers seismic shifts in attitudes toward adventure, the national, and the global. With an eye for detail and a flair for description, Logan invites her readers onto the mountain and into the lives it supports. "Logan's work is exciting and provocative because it brings new attention to a neglected area of the field: the Andean region of Argentina. This book is one of the first to examine the hybrid and often ambiguous operations of modernity through such a compelling avenue of research: the development of adventure tourism." - Marcia Stephenson, author of Gender and Modernity in Andean Bolivia 
Price: 33.25 USD
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5 NOUWEN, MOLLIE LEWIS. Oy, My Buenos Aires: Jewish Immigrants And The Creation Of Argentine National Identity.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Between 1905 and 1930, more than one hundred thousand Jews left Central and Eastern Europe to settle permanently in Argentina. This book explores how these Yiddish-speakng Ashkenazi immigrants helped to create a new urban strain of the Argentine national identity. Like other immigrants, Jews embraced Buenos Aires and Argentina while keeping ethnic identities - they spoke and produced new literary works in their native Yiddish and continued Jewish cultural traditions brought from Europe, from foodways to holidays. The author examines a variety of sources including Yiddish poems and songs, police records, and advertisements to focus on the intersection and shifting boundaries of ethnic and national identities. In addition to the interplay of national and ethnic identities, Nouwen illuminates the importance of gender roles, generation, and class, as well as relationships between Jews and non-Jews. She focuses on the daily lives of ordinary Jews in Buenos Aires. Most Jews were working class, though some did rise to become middle-class professionals. Some belonged to organizations that served the Jewish comunities, while others were more informally linked to their ethnic group through their families and friends. Jews were involved in leftist politis from anarchism to unionism, and also started Zionist organizations. By exploring the diversity of Jewish experiences in Buenos Aires, Nouwen shows how individuals articulated their multiple identities, as well as how those identities formed and overlapped. Mollie Lewis Nouwen is assistant professor of history at the University of South Alabama. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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