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Setting Down Roots, Expanding Routes

Ana Aparicio

in Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029252
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813029252.003.0005
Setting Down Roots, Expanding Routes

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This chapter provides a chronological account of major organizing trends in Washington Heights in New York City, focusing on developments since the 1980s. It challenges the transnational framework used to describe the Dominican immigrant community and analyses the development of community power in conjunction with the collaborations of Dominican-Americans with other people of color. It also describes the factors that allowed Dominicans to imagine a Dominican political space developed in consultation and in solidarity with other organizers of color in New York.

Keywords: community organization; Washington Heights; New York City; Dominica-Americans; immigrant community

Chapter.  12997 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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