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Latino Urban Ethnography and the Work of Elena Padilla

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ISBN-10: 0252077636

ISBN-13: 9780252077630

Edition: 2010

Authors: M�rida M. Rua

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This study reclaims and builds upon the classic work of anthropologist Elena Padilla. The volume includes an annotated edition of Padilla's 1947 University of Chicago master's thesis, which broke with traditional urban ethnographies and examined racial identities and interethnic relations. Weighing the importance of gender and the interplay of labour, residence, and social networks, Padilla examined the integration of Puerto Rican migrants into the social and cultural life of the larger community where they settled. Also included are four original essays that foreground the significance of Padilla's early study about Latinos in Chicago. Contributors discuss the implications of her groundbreaking contributions to urban ethnographic traditions and to the development of Puerto Rican studies and Latina/o studies. Contributors are Nicholas De Genova, Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, Elena Padilla, Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, Meacute;rida M. Ruacute;a, and Arlene Torres. Meacute;rida M. Ruacute;a is an associate professor of Latina/o studies and American studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction. At the Crossroads of Urban Ethnography and Puerto Rican Latinidad
Puerto Rican Immigrants in New York and Chicago: A Study in Comparative Assimilation
Prologue. Looking Back and Thinking Forward
Preface
Acculturation and Assimilation
Methods
Background of the Puerto Rican Migrants
The Puerto Rican Migrants in New York City
The Puerto Rican Migrants in Chicago
Conclusions
Bibliography
Reflections on Puerto Rican Immigrants in New York and Chicago
�Spatio-Temporal Rhythms� of Housing and Work
Footnotes of Social Justice: Elena Padilla and Chicago Puerto Rican Communities
�White� Puerto Rican Migrants, the Mexican Colony, �Americanization,� and Latino History
Gendering �Latino Public Intellectuals�: Personal Narratives in the Ethnography of Elena Padilla
Contributors
Index