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Neighborhood Obituaries, Resilient Communities

Mérida M. Rúa

in A Grounded Identidad

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199760268
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950256 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.003.0003
Neighborhood Obituaries, Resilient Communities

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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

Chapter.  11010 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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