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Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the Us City

ISBN 10: 185984328X / 1-85984-328-X
ISBN 13: 9781859843284
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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Is the capital of Latin America a small island at the mouth of the Hudson River? Will California soon hold the balance of power in Mexican national politics? Will Latinos reinvigorate the U.S. labor movement? These are some of the provocative questions that Mike Davis explores in this fascinating account of the Latinization of the American urban landscape. As he forcefully shows, this is a demographic and cultural revolution with extraordinary implications. With Spanish-surnames increasing five times faster than the general population, salsa is becoming the predominant ethnic rhythm (and flavor) of contemporary city life. In Los Angeles, Houston, San Antonio, and (shortly) Dallas, Latinos outnumber non-Hispanic whites; in New York, San Diego and Phoenix, they outnumber blacks. According to the Bureau of the Census, Latinos will supply fully two thirds of the nation's population growth between now and the middle of the 21st century when nearly 100 million Americans will boast Latin American ancestry. Davis focuses on the great drama of how Latinos are attempting to translate their urban demographic ascendancy into effective social power. Pundits are now unanimous that Spanish-surname voters are the sleeping giant of US politics. Though the overall vote in the 1996 elections declined significantly, the Latino share rose by a spectacular 16%. Yet electoral mobilization alone is unlikely to redress the increasing income and opportunity gaps between urban Latinos and suburban non-Hispanic whites. Thus in Los Angeles and elsewhere, the militant struggles of Latino workers and students are reinventing the American left. Magical Urbanism is essential reading for anyone who wants to grasp the future of urban America.


Review:

"Despite sometimes electrocuting his sentences with jargon, Davis offers fascinating insights on how the ease of telecommunications and air travel has changed the nature of immigration, allowing Latinos, especially those from Indian communities, to easily maintain their culture, drawing strength from it in ways early European immigrants couldn't."

Oscar C. Villalon, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, 09/24/2000

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"Mike Davis...has eloquently and intelligently shown in MAGICAL URBANISM that Latinos are transforming U.S. urban and suburban spaces, as well as changing the face of politics, labor, education and culture--whether the dominant culture likes it or not."

Cristian Salazar, Bloomsbury Review, September/October 2000

 

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