11-12 / 2000
Marcelo Basaldúa, Marta Maffia, Klaus Mehltreter

Construction of an ethnographical database of groups of immigrants and their descendants in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - excluding Spanish and Itali



In Argentina, research about immigration has traditionally been made fundamentally upon two majorities: Spanish and Italian. There were few specific anthropological studies concerning small and medium groups of immigrants. It was agreed that a database would be the best tool which would allow to recognize the profile of the studied communities and those which will be studied in the future. Polling was selected as the most convenient technique tocollect the data for the database presented in this article. The final objective o f this project is to undertake a socio-cultural survey of all groups of immigrants and their descendants (excluding Spanish and Italian), resident within the Province of Buenos Aires.