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- DescriptionThis new reality -- the Latinization of the United States -- is driven by forces that reach well beyond U.S. borders. It asserts itself demographically, politically, in the workplace, and in daily life. The perception that Latis are w positioned to help bring about change in the Americas from within the United States has taken hold, sparking renewed interest and specific initiatives by hemispheric governments to cultivate new forms of relationships with emigrant communities. Borderless Borders describes the structural processes and active interventions taking place inside and outside U.S. Lati communities. After a context-setting introduction by urban planner Rebecca Morales, the contributors focus on four themes. Ecomist Manuel Pastor Jr., urban sociologist Saskia Sassen, and political scientist Carol Wise look at emerging forms of global and transnational interdependence and at whether they are likely to produce individuals who are ecomically independent or simply more dependent. Sociologist Jorge Chapa, social anthropologist Maria P. Fernandez Kelly, and ecomist Edwin Melendez examine the negative impact of ecomic and political restructuring within the United States,especially within Lati communities. Performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena, legal scholar Gerald Torres, political scientist Maria de los Angeles Torres, and modern language specialist Silvio Torres-Saillant consider the implications -- for community formation, citizenship, political participation, and human rights -- of the fact that individuals are forced to construct identities for themselves in more than one sociopolitical setting. Finally, sociologist Jeremy Brecher, sociologist Frank Bonilla, and political scientist Pedro Caban speculate on new paths into international relations and issue-oriented social movements and organizations among these mobile populations. To supplement the written contributions, Painter Bibiana Suarez has chosen several artworks that contribute to the interdisciplinary scope of the book.
- Author BiographyFrank Bonilla is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College as well as former Managing Director of the Inter University Program in Latino Research. Edwin Melendez is Professor and Director of the Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rebecca Morales is Research Associate at San Diego's Center for U.S Mexican Studies and former Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Maria de los Angeles Torres is Associate Professor of Political Science at DePaul University. CONTRIBUTORS: Jeremy Brecher, Pedro Caban, Jorge Chapa, Maria P. Fernandez Kelly, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Manuel Pastor Jr., Saskia Sassen, Gerald Torres, Silvio Torres-Saillant, Carol Wise, and the editors.
- Author(s)Frank Bonilla
- PublisherTemple University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication15/03/1998
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTemple University Press,U.S.
- Content Note5 b&w illustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width151 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byEdwin Melendez,Maria de Los Angeles Torres,Rebecca Morales
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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