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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment
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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Ana Aparicio

Abstract

This book examines the ways first- and second-generation Dominican-Americans in the dynamic northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights have shaped a new Dominican presence in local New York City politics. Through community organizing, they have formed coalitions with people of different national and ethnic backgrounds and other people of color, tackled local concerns, and created new routes for empowerment. The character of Dominican-American politics has changed since the first large wave of Dominican immigrants arrived in New York in the 1960s. The book shows how second-generation ... More

Keywords: second generation, Dominican-Americans, Washington Heights, New York City politics, empowerment, immigrants, activists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780813029252
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029252.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana Aparicio, author
University of Massachusetts, Boston