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Reparative citizenship for Sephardi descendants, returning to the Jewish past in Spain and Portugal, edited by Dalia Kandiyoti and Rina Benmayor

In 2015, both Portugal and Spain passed laws enabling descendants of Sephardi Jews to obtain citizenship, an historic offer of reconciliation for Jews who were forced to undergo conversions or expelled from Iberia nearly half a millennia ago. Drawing on the memory of the expulsion from Sepharad, the scholarly and personal essays in Reparative Citizenship for Sephardi Descendants analyze the impact ofreconciliation laws on descendants andcontemporary forms of citizenship
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction - Sephardi Jews, Citizenship, and Reparation in Historical Context -- Part I - Reparation and Reconciliation? Legal and Political Perspectives on the 2015 Laws -- Chapter 1 - "Reparative Citizenship": Confronting Injustices of the Past or Building Modern Nationalisms? -- Chapter 2 - Beyond Reparatory Justice: The Portuguese "Law of Return" as Nation Branding -- Chapter 3 - Reparations in Spanish Parliamentary Debates about the 2015 Nationality Law for Descendants of Sephardi Jews -- Chapter 4 - Personal Essay: Passport to the Past, Passport to the Future -- Part II - Roots of "Return": Early Uses of Jewish and Muslim History -- Chapter 5 - "Spaniards We Were, Spaniards We Are, and Spaniards We Will Be": Salonica's Sephardic Jews and the Instrumentalization of the Spanish Past, 1898-1944 -- Chapter 6 - "Spanish Jews" and "Friendly Muslims": The Historical Absence of a Citizenship Campaign for Muslims of Iberian Descent -- Chapter 7 - Personal Essay: The Story of a Spanish Dönme -- Part III - Negotiating the Present: Between States and Official Communities -- Chapter 8 - Moriscos-Andalusíes: Historical Reparation, Reconciliation, and the Duty of Memory -- Chapter 9 - Negotiating Historical Redress: The Spanish Law of Nationality for Sephardi Descendants and Spain's Jewish Communities -- Chapter 10 - Personal Essay: "Congratulations, You Are Portuguese!" Reflections on Identity and Nationality -- Chapter 11 - Personal Essay: Sefarad Postponed -- Part IV - Sephardi Descendants: Emotions, Identities, and Bureaucracies -- Chapter 12 - "La Nostalgia de Sefarad Tira Mucho, Pero No Tanto": Attachment, Sentiment, and the Ethics of Refusal -- Chapter 13 - Affective Citizenship and Iberian Sephardi Descendants
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (343 pages)
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