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So far from Allah, so close to Mexico

Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

So far from Allah, so close to Mexico

Middle Eastern immigrants in modern Mexico

by Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arabs -- Mexico -- History.,
  • Immigrants -- Mexico -- History.,
  • Mexico -- Emigration and immigration.,
  • Arab countries -- Emigration and immigration.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1392.A7 A44 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17848885M
    ISBN 109780292716407, 9780292716414
    LC Control Number2007004251

      The quote from Diaz is about how Mexico is so close physically to the richest country in the world and yet so poor. God must not look very favorably on it to be so close to power and yet so powerless. As if it is so far from God's notice as if being ignored.   So Far From Allah, So Close to Mexico: Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico. By Theresa Alfaro‐Velcamp. Austin: University of Texas Press, , p. , $ Theresa Alfaro‐Velcamp makes a fascinating statement at the very beginning of her book: “there are many ways to be Mexican in the twentieth century”(1). Some ten years ago she started her dissertation research.

    Genre/Form: Electronic books History: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Alfaro-Velcamp, Theresa, So far from Allah, so close to Mexico. "Middle Eastern immigration to Mexico is one of the intriguing, untold stories in the history of both regions. In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings of her extensive fieldwork in Mexico as well as in Lebanon and Syria, which included comprehensive data collection from more than 8, original immigration cards as well as studies of.

    So Far from Allah, so Close to Mexico. Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico ; Alfaro-Velcamp, Teresa. So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico: Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico by Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp () University of Texas Press, Austin, TX,USA, pp. View full-text Article.


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So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico is the book that will help cover that gap of history that is usually not taught to us in the general course. However, as the subtitle of the book "Middle Eastern Immigrants In Modern Mexico" reflects, Dr.

Alfaro-Velcamp only focuses on the recent immigration from the Middle East to Mexico/5(8). So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Middle Eastern immigration to Mexico is one of /5. The title of the book, So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, derives from Mexican President Porfirio Díaz () saying, "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States.".

In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings of her extensive fieldwork in Mexico as well as in Lebanon and Syria, which included comprehensive data collection from more than 8, original immigration cards as well as studies of decades of legal publications and the collection of historiographies from descendents of Middle Eastern immigrants living in Mexico.

Middle Eastern immigration to Mexico is one of the intriguing, untold stories in the history of both regions. In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings of her extensive fieldwork in Mexico as well as in Lebanon and Syria, which included comprehensive data collection from more than 8, original immigration cards as well as studies of.

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Fernando Armstrong‐Fumero. Smith College. Search for more papers by this author. First published: 13 October Author: Fernando Armstrong-Fumero. There is an immediate indication on the back cover of Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp’s So far from Allah, So close to Mexico that this is field-altering scholarship—the general topics of the book for classification purposes are listed as Middle Eastern Studies and Latin American Studies.

The equating of these two Area Studies topics promises a re-examination of traditional approaches to the Author: Armando Vargas. The Ottoman Empire and its successors were ethnically and religiously diverse, true, but the population that migrated to Mexico was far less so.

Averaged over the period, seventy-nine percent were Lebanese or Syrian; Muslims were a distinct minority at percent (pp. Table 2, Author: William Schell. Abstract. So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico: Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico by Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp () University of Texas Press, Austin, TX,USA, ; Middle Eastern immigrantsAuthor: Jeffrey H.

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In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings of her extensive fieldwork in Mexico as well as in Lebanon and Syria, which included comprehensive data collection from more than 8, original immigration cards as well as studies of decades of legal publications and the collection of historiographies from descendents of Middle Eastern immigrants living in Mexico Price: $ The University of Texas Press is a member of the Association of University Presses.

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