La memoria en la construcción de la identidad (pp. 60-72; DOI: 10.23692/iMex.14.5)

Prof. Dr. Carlos Martínez Assad

He is a Researcher Emeritus of the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (Social Sciences Institute) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers). He obtained the National Prize of Science and Arts in 2013. He is coordinator of the University Seminar of the Cultures of the Middle East at the UNAM. He has worked a wide spectrum of problems ranging from the history of Mexico, to the convulsive situation of the Middle East, in addition to having published several books on immigrants. Among them, La Ciudad Cosmopolita de los Inmigrantes (Gobierno del Distrito Federal, 2011), which won the XXXI National Graphic Arts Award. He has also published the novels En el verano, la tierra (Planeta, 2014) and La casa de las once puertas (Planeta, 2015).

La construcción de la memoria de los inmigrantes de Medio Oriente pasó por varios estadios. Libaneses maronitas y judíos de la región abandonaron sus lugares de origen para “hacer la América” sin identidad nacional; ésta surgió en el exilio. Se desarrolló con los acontecimientos que tuvieron lugar en los territorios que los expulsaron.

The construction of the memory of immigrants from the Middle East went through several stages. Lebanese Maronites and Jews from the region left their places of origin to “make America” ​​without a national identity; the latter emerged in exile. It developed with the events that took place in the territories that expelled them

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