Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US City

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Verso, 2000 - Social Science - 172 pages
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With Spanish surnames increasing five times faster than the general population, salsa is becoming the predominant ethnic rhythm of contemporary city life. The author of "Ecology of Fear" now focuses on the great drama of how Latinos are attempting to translate their urban demographic ascendancy into effective social power.
  

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Judging this book by its cover, title, and general paratext, I expected it to be more about Latinos' cultural influence on US cities. Instead, Davis focuses more on demographic shifts and enduring ... Read full review

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Contents

Spicing the City
1
Buscando America
11
La Fronteras Siamese Twins
25
The Latino Metropolis
39
Tropicalizing Cold Urban Space
51
The Third Border
59
Fabricating the Brown Peril
67
Transnational Suburbs
77
Falling Down
91
The Puerto Rican Tragedy
103
Education Ground Zero
111
Disabling Spanish
119
Broken Rainbows
137
Notes
151
Index
169
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About the author (2000)

Mike Davis is the author of several books including Planet of Slums, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Magical Urbanism. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in Papa'aloa, Hawaii.

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