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Aviva Ben-Ur

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“Peripheral Inclusion: Communal Belonging In Suriname’S Sephardic Community”, Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2006

“Peripheral Inclusion: Communal Belonging In Suriname’S Sephardic Community”, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

This article compares the membership status of Eurafricans in the Portuguese Jewish communities of Curaçao and Suriname. In the former colony, free people of African origin were almost entirely barred from admission, whereas in Suriname manumitted Africans and their descendants were included as members, albeit sidelined to the margins, a phenomenon I term "peripheral inclusion."


“Peripheral Inclusion: Communal Belonging In Suriname’S Sephardic Community”, Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2006

“Peripheral Inclusion: Communal Belonging In Suriname’S Sephardic Community”, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

This article compares the membership status of Eurafricans in the Portuguese Jewish communities of Curaçao and Suriname. In the former colony, free people of African origin were almost entirely barred from admission, whereas in Suriname manumitted Africans and their descendants were included as members, albeit sidelined to the margins, a phenomenon I term "peripheral inclusion."