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Lesser, Jeff

Overview
Works: 32 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 6,640 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: F2659.A1, 305.800981
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Most widely held works by Jeff Lesser
Welcoming the undesirables : Brazil and the Jewish question by Jeff Lesser( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes contradictions in Brazil's official policy in regard to Jewish immigration between 1920-45. It was influenced by contradictory stereotypes of Jews (e.g. harmful, "social parasites" vs. usefulness due to their wealth, skill, and influence) and by conflicting considerations as to what kind of immigrants the country needed. Although the Jewish community was very small, its presence in Brazil was regarded by intellectuals and politicians (e.g. Oswaldo Aranha, Getúlio Vargas) as a "Jewish problem". Antisemitism in Brazil began as a nativist sentiment, but, influenced by the European antisemitic ideas of the 1920s-30s, it assumed a racist and anti-communist character. In 1937 a secret circular was issued which barred most Jews from entering the country, as well as non-Aryan Catholics (including refugees from Nazi Germany); however, many exceptions were made in 1938-42 for Jews who appeared to be useful. Jewish organizations, mainly the Jewish Colonization Association and its representative, Isaiah Raffalovich, struggled against official antisemitism for the admittance of Jews
Immigration, ethnicity, and national identity in Brazil, 1808 to the present by Jeff Lesser( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immigration, Ethnicity, and National Identity in Brazil, 1808 to the Present examines the immigration to Brazil of millions of Europeans, Asians and Middle Easterners beginning in the nineteenth century. Jeffrey Lesser analyzes how these newcomers and their descendants adapted to their new country and how national identity was formed as they became Brazilians along with their children and grandchildren. Lesser argues that immigration cannot be divorced from broader patterns of Brazilian race relations, as most immigrants settled in the decades surrounding the final abolition of slavery in 1888 and their experiences were deeply conditioned by ideas of race and ethnicity formed long before their arrival. This broad exploration of the relationships between immigration, ethnicity and nation allows for analysis of one of the most vexing areas of Brazilian study: identity"--
Global Latin America : into the twenty-first century( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Latin America has a unique historical and cultural context, is home to emerging global powers such as Brazil and Mexico, and is tied to world regions including China, India, and Africa. Global Latin America considers this regional interconnectedness and examines its meaning and impact in a global world. Its innovative essays, interviews, and stories highlight the insights of public intellectuals, political leaders, artists, academics, and activists, thereby allowing students to gain an appreciation of the diversity and global relevance of Latin America in the twenty-first century"--Proporcinada por el editor
Negotiating national identity : immigrants, minorities, and the struggle for ethnicity in Brazil by Jeff Lesser( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role ethnic minorities from China, Japan, North Africa, and the Middle East have played in constructing a national identity, thereby challenging dominant notions of Brazilian nationality and citizenship
Searching for home abroad : Japanese Brazilians and transnationalism by Jeff Lesser( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the first half of the 20th century, Japanese immigrants entered Brazil by the tens of thousands; in more recent decades, over 200,000 Japanese-Brazilians and their families have relocated to Japan. The essays in this collection rethink complex related issues of ethnicity and national identity
A discontented diaspora : Japanese Brazilians and the meanings of ethnic militancy, 1960-1980 by Jeff Lesser( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Japanese-Brazilian saudades : diasporic identities & cultural production by Ignacio López-Calvo( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the self-definition of Nikkei discourse in Portuguese-language cultural [i.e.culture] by Brazilian authors of Japanese ancestry. Using books and films by twentieth-century Nikkei authors as case studies to redefine the ideas of Brazilianness and Japaneseness from both a national and a transnational perspective"--Provided by publisher
Arab and Jewish immigrants in Latin America : images and realities by Ignacio Klich( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. It is a volume that is neither about the repercussions of the Arab-Israeli conflict outside the Middle East, nor one which ignores some of its Latin American ramifications."--BOOK JACKET. "Immigration's promoters - Latin American elites keen to change their countries' ethnic mix - felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews. Hence, identifying the similarities in local reaction to both immigrant groups' economic and other successes, as well as their retention of varying degrees of pre-migratory culture and other aspects of their experiences, can offer a crucial contribution to changing the ways immigration and ethnicity in Latin America are understood. On the other hand, any such change cannot ignore the differences in the experiences of Arab and Jewish immigrants."--Jacket
Rethinking Jewish-Latin Americans( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish colonization in Rio Grande do Sul, 1904-1925 = Colonização judaica no Rio Grande do Sul, 1904-1925 by Jeff Lesser( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pawns of the powerful : Jewish immigration to Brazil, 1904-1945 by Jeff Lesser( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third, and lengthiest section, investigates restrictions upon Jewish immigration by the government of Getulio Vargas before and during the Estado Novo dictatorship and the use by that regime of Jews as a political tool in the domestic and international political arenas. Contradictorily, restrictions on Jewish immigration did not end entrances but at times even led to increases. The transfer of skills and capital to Brazil by Jewish refugees during World War II were important components in the allowal of a continued flow of immigration. Brazil, whose representative to the United Nations was president of the Commission on the Partition of Palestine, has generally been believed to be a great supporter of Jewish international rights during World War II. This has led to an innaccurate assumption that Jewish refugees were allowed freely into the country during World War II. Jews were used as pawns to satisfy nativists, nationalists and anti-Semites (by the banning of entry), the Allied Powers (by making exceptions to the bans) and those interested in Brazil's rapid economic growth (by allowing Jewish entry only for those with capital). Those Jews who did enter, however, were not simply victims. Their strength in creating a strong community in a nation with a narrow view of who might become "Brazilian" is a testament to immigrants everywhere
A negociação da identidade nacional : imigrantes, minorias e a luta pela etnicidade no Brasil by Jeff Lesser( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Portuguese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A invenção da brasilidade : identidade nacional, etnicidade e políticas de imigração by Jeff Lesser( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey Lesser examines the immigration of millions of Europeans, Asians, and Middle Easterners to Brazil beginning in the nineteenth century providing an analysis of how these newcomers and their descendents adapted to their new country and how national identity was formed as they became Brazilians along with their children and grandchildren. The text explores the relationships between immigration, ethnicity, and nation and allows for the analysis of Brazilian identity
Burajiru no ajia chūtōkei imin to kokuminsei no kōchiku : burajirujinrashisa o meguru kattō to mosaku by Jeff Lesser( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration by Jeff Lesser( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching from home abroad : Japanese Brazilians and transnationalism( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cárdenas, Vargas, Perón and the Jews( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

J. Lesser Collection by Jeff Lesser( )

1 edition published in 1961 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The file contains three texts by J. Lesser: an article titled "Nuremberg: Legend and Reality" (Nürnberg: Legende und Wirklichkeit) about the war crimes trials; a draft of a book review of "The Jews: a Christian view" by Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, 1961; a clipping from the Nürmberger Nachrichten of a book review (probably by Lesser) on the "Gesammelte Werke" [Collected Works] of Kurt Tucholsky, September 6, 1961
The immigration and integration of Polish Jews in Brazil, 1924-1934 by Jeff Lesser( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Welcoming the undesirables : Brazil and the Jewish question
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Negotiating national identity : immigrants, minorities, and the struggle for ethnicity in BrazilSearching for home abroad : Japanese Brazilians and transnationalismA discontented diaspora : Japanese Brazilians and the meanings of ethnic militancy, 1960-1980Arab and Jewish immigrants in Latin America : images and realitiesRethinking Jewish-Latin AmericansSearching from home abroad : Japanese Brazilians and transnationalism
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