Imagining Miami: Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World / Edition 1

Imagining Miami: Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World / Edition 1

by Sheila L. Croucher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813917050

ISBN-13: 9780813917054

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Miami has long captured the world's attention in provocative ways. During the 1980s, a series of violent racial disturbances focused national and international attention there as analysts and observers scrambled to explain the demise of the "Magic City." What has emerged is a popular image of Miami as an urban area in which three distinct ethnic groups- Hispanics,

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Miami has long captured the world's attention in provocative ways. During the 1980s, a series of violent racial disturbances focused national and international attention there as analysts and observers scrambled to explain the demise of the "Magic City." What has emerged is a popular image of Miami as an urban area in which three distinct ethnic groups- Hispanics, Blacks, and Anglos- are pitted against one another in a battle for limited political, economic, and social resources.

Sheila L. Croucher uses Miami as a laboratory in which to explore the social and political construction of ethnic identities and ethnic group conflict. Incorporating interviews with community leaders, politicians, journalists, and business people, as well as periodical and popular literature on Miami, this book examines how social constructs emerge and become accepted, as well as how these definitions reflect the pull of vested interests locally, nationally, and even internationally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917054
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Postmodern Miami1
2From "Magic City" to "Paradise Lost": The Evolution of Ethnic Conflict in Miami24
3The Discourse of Displacement: Constructing the Threat of an Immigrant Takeover61
4The Success of the Cuban Success Story: Cuban American Ethnicity and the Politics of Identity102
5Mandela in Miami: The Globalization of Ethnicity in an American City142
6Contested Realities/Shifting Terrain: Toward a Theory of Ethnicity in the Postmodern World172
App. 1Labor Market Analysis199
App. 2Methodological Strategy201
App. 3Interview Schedule for Community Informants204
Notes207
References215
Index231

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