Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Hispanas de Queens by Milagros Ricourt

What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood- Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities-Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan, and others-who live together in Corona, a working-class neighborhood in Queens. Corona has long been an arrival point for immigrants and is now made up predominantly of Spanish-speaking immigrants from the Caribbean and South and Central America, with smaller numbers from Asia, Africa, and Europe. There are also long-established populations of white Americans, mainly of Italian origin, and African Americans.The authors find that the new pan-Latin American community in Corona has emerged from the interactions of everyday living. Hispanas de Queens focuses on the places where women gather in Corona-bodegas, hospitals, schoolyards, and Roman Catholic and Protestant churches-to show how informal alliances arise from proximity.Ricourt and Danta document how a group of leaders, mainly women, consciously promoted this strong sense of community to build panethnic organizations and a Latino political voice. Hispanas de Queens shows how a new group identity-Hispanic or Latino-is formed without replacing an individual's identification as an immigrant from a particular country. Instead, an additional identity is created and can be mobilized by pan-Latino leaders and organizations.

Buy Hispanas de Queens by Milagros Ricourt from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780801487958
ISBN-10: 0801487951
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Hispanas de Queens by Milagros Ricourt

Book Reviews - Hispanas de Queens by Milagros Ricourt

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hispanas de Queens book by Milagros Ricourt and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Milagros Ricourt

Dominicans in New York City by Milagros Ricourt
Paperback, July 2016
$66.59