The Near Northwest Side Story
Migration, Displacement and Puerto Rican Families
By (author) Gina M. Perez
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Near Northwest Side Story by Gina M. Perez
Book DescriptionIn "The Near Northwest Side Story", Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico - two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. Perez's masterful blend of history and ethnography explores the multiple and gendered reasons for migration, why people maintain transnational connections with distant communities, and how poor and working-class Puerto Ricans work to build meaningful communities. Perez traces the changing ways that Puerto Ricans have experienced poverty, displacement, and discrimination and illustrates how they imagine and build extended families and dense social networks that link San Sebastian to barrios in Chicago. She includes an incisive analysis of the role of the state in shaping migration through such projects as the Chardon Plan, Operation Bootstrap, and the Chicago Experiment. "The Near Northwest Side Story" provides a unique window on the many strategies people use to resist the negative consequences of globalization, economic development, and gentrification.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520233683
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gina M. Perez
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Illustrates how despite the hyper-visibility of Latinos in recent political debates, the daily lives of America's new "majority minority" remain largely invisible and mischaracterized
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Author Biography - Gina M. Perez
Gina M. Perez is Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies in the Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College.
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