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Barrio dreams : Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the neoliberal city

Author: Arlene M Dávila
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arlene Dávila brilliantly considers the cultural politics of urban space in this lively exploration of Puerto Rican and Latino experience in New York, the global center of culture and consumption, where Latinos are now the biggest minority group. Analyzing the simultaneous gentrification and Latinization of what is known as El Barrio or Spanish Harlem, Barrio Dreams makes a compelling case that - despite  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arlene M Dávila
ISBN: 0520240928 9780520240926 0520240936 9780520240933
OCLC Number: 55661006
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Barrio business, Barrio dreams --
Dreams of place and housing struggles --
"El Barrio es de todos" : predicaments of culture and place --
Empowered culture? : the Empowerment Zone and the selling of El Barrio --
The Edison project : on corporate headquarters, museums, and the education of El Barrio --
The Mexican Barrio : Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the terrain of Latinidad --
The marketable neighborhood : outdoor ads meet street art.
Responsibility: Arlene Dávila.
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