Internationalizing Region, Expanding City, Neighborhoods in Transition

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780520233188
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928473 | DOI:
Internationalizing Region, Expanding City, Neighborhoods in Transition

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This chapter focuses on the microhistory of neighborhood formation within the wider context of the urbanization of the city of Guadalajara and the western region of Mexico. It explores how processes of acquisition and negotiation of legal and housing rights have influenced individual, family, and group identities. It also investigates how differently positioned subjects and groups reveal different ways of conceptualizing a historical past of socio-religious mobilization that presently articulates the narrative of “personal” and “collective” aspects of identity in the urbanizing process.

Keywords: neighborhood formation; microhistory; urbanization; Guadalajara; Mexico; identities; rights; socio-religious mobilization

Chapter.  8029 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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