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Movement After Migration: The Cultivation of Transnational Algerian Jewish Networks, 1962–1973

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Abstract

In the mid-twentieth century, Algerian Jews who left their home country forged a transnational community with their former countrymen that spanned France, Israel, and Algeria. As these émigrés moved from a colonial to a nation-state context, they brought with them an expertise in traversing “in-between” spaces they had cultivated in Algeria across religious, cultural, and geographic lines. In contrast to prior histories of migration, this chapter contends that integration into new host countries involved contacts and economic opportunities that connected people across state territorial boundaries via cultural and religious ties, and that these ties were often far more important to the lives of the émigrés than the top-down visions of governments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Burroughs SchoolSt. LouisUSA

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