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FZ-231736-15
Latino Landscapes: A Transnational History of Urban America since 1950
Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, University of New Mexico

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LATINO IMMIGRANTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN CITIES, 1950-2010 (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: LATINO IMMIGRANTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN CITIES, 1950-2010
Abstract: In places with growing populations of Latino newcomers, barrios have been among the most dynamic neighborhoods in their cities. While their residents often have limited incomes, their property values have been rising while crime is sharply declining; indeed, so much so that these areas are increasingly likely to undergo gentrification. And in places with fewer immigrants, many municipal governments have made official efforts to attract residents from overseas in hopes of harnessing human mobility to revitalize underpopulated neighborhoods—Global Detroit and the Global Cleveland Initiative represent just two programs of this kind. In the meantime, what had been a sustained influx of people from Latin America has largely come to a halt: for example, by the mid-2000s net migration from Mexico had fallen to zero, or, according to some enumerations, become a net emigration. This has not been due to a lack of new arrivals. Rather, it is because many migrants have been departing for their homelands, whether to pursue opportunities or simply retire there; the upshot has been a tide of return migration to Latin America.
Author: A. K. Sandoval-Strausz
Date: 10-28-2015
Location: Delaware Humanities Forum, Wilmington, Delaware
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4TZ0TKEL9Y
Primary URL Description: A link to the lecture.


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