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Barrio Dreams : Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal City / Arlene Dávila.

Author/Creator:
Dávila, Arlene, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2004]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (271 pages)
Subjects:
Enterprise zones -- New York (State) -- New York.
Gentrification -- New York (State) -- New York.
Housing policy -- New York (State) -- New York.
Latin Americans -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Latin Americans -- Housing -- United States.
Puerto Ricans -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Urban development -- New York (State) -- New York.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
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 neoliberalism's race-and ethnicity-free tenets-dreams of economic empowerment are never devoid of distinct racial and ethnic considerations. Dávila scrutinizes dramatic shifts in housing, the growth of charter schools, and the enactment of Empowerment Zone legislation that promises upward mobility and empowerment while shutting out many longtime residents. Foregrounding privatization and consumption, she offers an innovative look at the marketing of Latino space. She emphasizes class among Latinos while touching on black-Latino and Mexican-Puerto Rican relations. Providing a unique multifaceted view of the place of Latinos in the changing urban landscape, Barrio Dreams is one of the most nuanced and original examinations of the complex social and economic forces shaping our cities today.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Barrio Business, Barrio Dreams
1. Dreams of Place and Housing Struggles
2. "El Barrio es de Todos": Predicaments of Culture and Place
3. Empowered Culture? The Empowerment Zone and the Selling of El Barrio
4. The Edison Project: On Corporate Headquarters, Museums, and the Education of El Barrio
5. The Mexican Barrio: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Terrain of Latinidad
6. The Marketable Neighborhood: Outdoor Ads Meet Street Art
Some Final Words
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520937727
OCLC:
56733031
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520937727 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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