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The Resource Magical urbanism : Latinos reinvent the US city, Mike Davis

Magical urbanism : Latinos reinvent the US city, Mike Davis

Label
Magical urbanism : Latinos reinvent the US city
Title
Magical urbanism
Title remainder
Latinos reinvent the US city
Statement of responsibility
Mike Davis
Title variation
Latinos reinvent the US city
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is the capital of Latin America a small island at the mouth of the Hudson River?Will California soon hold the balance of power in Mexican national politics? Will Latinos reinvigorate the U.S. labor movement? These are some of the provocative questions that Mike Davis explores in this fascinating account of the Latinization of the American urban landscape. As he forcefully shows, this is a demographic and cultural revolution with extraordinary implications. With Spanish-surnames increasing five times faster than the general population, salsa is becoming the predominant ethnic rhythm (and flavor) of contemporary city life. In Los Angeles, Houston, San Antonio, and (shortly) Dallas, Latinos outnumber non-Hispanic whites; in New York, San Diego and Phoenix, they outnumber blacks. According to the Bureau of the Census, Latinos will supply fully two thirds of the nation's population growth between now and the middle of the 21st century when nearly 100 million Americans will boast Latin American ancestry. Davis focuses on the great drama of how Latinos are attempting to translate their urban demographic ascendancy into effective social power. Pundits are now unanimous that Spanish-surname voters are the sleeping giant of US politics. Though the overall vote in the 1996 elections declined significantly, the Latino share rose by a spectacular 16%. Yet electoral mobilization alone is unlikely to redress the increasing income and opportunity gaps between urban Latinos and suburban non-Hispanic whites. Thus in Los Angeles and elsewhere, the militant struggles of Latino workers and students are reinventing the American left
Cataloging source
SAT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Mike
Dewey number
305.868/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S75
LC item number
D36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • United States
  • Inner cities
  • City and town life
  • Sociology, Urban
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Magical urbanism : Latinos reinvent the US city, Mike Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Haymarket book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [176]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Latinos and the crossover aesthetic by Roman de la Campa --- Spicing the City -- Buscando America -- Siamese Twins -- Cuantos Mas? -- The Latino Metropolis -- Tropicalizing Cold Urban Space -- The Third Border -- The Devil's Rancho -- Fabricating the "Brown Peril" -- Transnational Suburbs -- Falling Down -- The Puerto Rican Tragedy -- Education Ground Zero -- Disabling Spanish -- Who Will Feed the Dragon? -- Broken Rainbows -- Uprising of the Million
Control code
sky210723359
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded edition, paperback edition
Extent
xviii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781859843284
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00698296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 10/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Magical urbanism : Latinos reinvent the US city, Mike Davis
Publication
Note
"Haymarket book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [176]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Latinos and the crossover aesthetic by Roman de la Campa --- Spicing the City -- Buscando America -- Siamese Twins -- Cuantos Mas? -- The Latino Metropolis -- Tropicalizing Cold Urban Space -- The Third Border -- The Devil's Rancho -- Fabricating the "Brown Peril" -- Transnational Suburbs -- Falling Down -- The Puerto Rican Tragedy -- Education Ground Zero -- Disabling Spanish -- Who Will Feed the Dragon? -- Broken Rainbows -- Uprising of the Million
Control code
sky210723359
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded edition, paperback edition
Extent
xviii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781859843284
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00698296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 10/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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