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Latino Urbanism
The nation’s Latina/o population has now reached over 50 million, or 15% of the estimated total U.S. population of 300 million, and a growing portion of the world’s population now lives and works in cities that are increasingly diverse. Latino Urbanism provides the first national perspective on Latina/o urban policy, addressing a wide range of planning policy issues that impact both Latinas/os in the US, as well as the nation as a whole, tracing how cities develop, function, and are affected by socio-economic change.
The contributors are a diverse group of Latina/o scholars attempting to link their own unique theoretical interpretations and approaches to political and policy interventions in the spaces and cultures of everyday life. The three sections of the book address the politics of planning and its historic relationship with Latinas/os, the relationship between the Latina/o community and conventional urban planning issue sand challenges, and the future of urban policy and Latina/o barrios. Moving beyond a traditional analysis of Latinas/os in the Southwest, the volume expands the understanding of the important relationships between urbanization and Latinas/os including Mexican Americans of several generations within the context of the restructuring of cities, in view of the cultural and political transformation currently encompassing the nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. Barrios and Planning Ideology: The Failure of Suburbia and the Dialectics of New Urbanism
  2. pp. 21-46
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  1. 3. Aesthetic Belonging: The Latinization and Renewal of Union City, New Jersey
  2. pp. 47-64
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  1. 4. Placing Barrios in Housing Policy
  2. pp. 65-86
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  1. 5. Urban Redevelopment and Mexican American Barrios in the Socio-Spatial Order
  2. pp. 87-110
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  1. 6. A Pair of Queens: La Reina de Los Angeles, the Queen City of Charlotte, and the New (Latin) American South
  2. pp. 111-134
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  1. 7. Fostering Diversity: Lessons from Integration in Public Housing
  2. pp. 135-162
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  1. 8. Mexican Americans and Environmental Justice: Change and Continuity in Mexican American Politics
  2. pp. 163-180
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  1. 9. After Latino Metropolis: Cultural Political Economy and Alternative Futures
  2. pp. 181-202
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 203-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-216
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