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Author Pérez, Gina M., 1968-

Title The near northwest side story : migration, displacement, and Puerto Rican families / Gina M. Pérez
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction : a gendered tale of two barrios -- 2. "Fleeing the cane" and the origins of displacement -- 3. "Know your fellow American citizen from Puerto Rico" -- 4. Los de Afuera, transnationalism, and the cultural politics of identity -- 5. Gentrification, intrametropolitan migration, and the politics of place -- 6. Transnational lives, kin work, and strategies of survival
Summary The Near Northwest Side Story is a fascinating account of transnational migration as survival strategy, one bound up in kin, region, and gender. Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico - two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
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Subject Puerto Ricans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Migrations.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
San Sebastián (P.R.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004048010
ISBN 0520233670 (alk. paper)
0520233689 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520936418 (electronic bk.)
9780520233676 (alk. paper)
9780520233683 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520936416 (electronic bk.)