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Near Northwest Side Story Migration, Displacement, and Puerto Rican Families

ISBN-10: 0520233689
ISBN-13: 9780520233683
Edition: 2004
Authors: Gina M. Perez
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In The Near Northwest Side Story, Gina M. Peacute;rez 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. Peacute;rez'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. Peacute;rez 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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Preface
Introduction: A Gendered Tale of Two Barrios
"Fleeing the Cane" and the Origins of Displacement
"Know Your Fellow American Citizen from Puerto Rico"
Los de Afuera, Transnationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Identity
Gentrification, Intrametropolitan Migration, and the Politics of Place
Transnational Lives, Kin Work, and Strategies of Survival
Conclusion: Revisiting the Gender, Poverty, and Migration Debate
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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