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

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

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.

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

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