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:

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the political activities and organization of Dominican-Americans in Washington Heights in New York City. The results indicate that the current organizational activities of Dominican-American leaders in Washington Heights prioritize New York-based concerns over home country issues and that the second-generation Dominican-Americans play a significant role in shaping contemporary racial discourse and politics. The findings also suggest the limitations of the segmented assimilation theory and the nuanced understanding of identity politics.

Keywords: Dominican-Americans; Washington Heights; New York City; organizational activities; second-generation immigrants; racial discourse; segmented assimilation; identity politics

Chapter.  5592 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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