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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment$
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Ana Aparicio

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813029252

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813029252.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Renewing Political Cartographies

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(p.161) Conclusion
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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment
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Ana Aparicio

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029252.003.0009

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

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