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A Grounded IdentidadMaking New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods$
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Merida M. Rua

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.001.0001

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Neighborhood Obituaries, Resilient Communities

Neighborhood Obituaries, Resilient Communities

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(p.51) 3 Neighborhood Obituaries, Resilient Communities
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A Grounded Identidad
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Mérida M. Rúa

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.003.0003

Notions of loss, death, and resiliency from the 1960s to the present are brought together in this chapter to examine the effects of urban renewal and gentrification on Puerto Rican residents. It delineates how Puerto Ricans and other Latinos transformed “default” neighborhoods into desirable ones, making evident a community’s restorative ability as well as the new challenges that these achievements produce.

Keywords:   urban renewal, gentrification, default neighbourhoods, loss, death, resiliency

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