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Argentina, migration, mid-19th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Susana Novick and Vanina Modolo, translated by Carlos Cegarra

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm036

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Cegarra, S. N. a. V. M. t. b. C. 2013. Argentina, migration, mid-19th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The territory of the current Argentine Republic has a long-standing migratory tradition, which has played – and still plays – a key role in the way its society, culture, and population are structured. Historically we can differentiate three periods: the early migrations, from the 18th century to 1880; the mass migrations, from 1881 to World War I; and the contemporary migrations, from the beginning of World War I onwards (Devoto 2003).

Keywords:

  • South America;
  • ethnocentrism;
  • labor supply;
  • imperialism;
  • immigration