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Published: 13 September 2012

256 Pages | 16 b/w halftones, 2 maps


ISBN: 9780199760268

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A Grounded Identidad

Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

Mérida M. Rùa

  • Presents a historical account of Puerto Rican communities in Chicago
  • Uses contemporary ethnography and historical narrative as a lens to understand the lives of Chicago's Puerto Ricans
  • Analyses the nexus between memory and history to understand how individuals and groups use memories in the shaping and reshaping of identities and in rewriting the meanings of place
  • Provides an examination of the current and future position of Latinos in global, multiracial and multicultural cities