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The Suburban Village: Whites, Latinos and Neighborhood Relations

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posted on 21.06.2016 by Juan Martinez
This study examines intergroup relations in a new immigrant gateway, post white to Latino succession. Specifically, I explore how neighborhood succession engenders intergroup tensions in political, religious, and cultural dimensions of community life. I pay particular attention to how whites residents react to changes associated with neighborhood succession and how Latino residents respond and navigate these reactions. A core theme in this dissertation revolves around the concept of group threat, whereby white residents perceive the growing numbers of Latinos as a threat to social privilege and well-being within the spheres of neighborhood politics, religious institutions, and community cultural events. In doing so, I uncover how white/Latino relations are shaped by local contexts and social structures that facilitate or impede newcomers’ integration into neighborhood life.

History

Advisor

Flores-Gonzalez, Nilda

Department

Sociology

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Doctoral

Committee Member

Bielby, William Warner, Robert S. Boyd, Michelle Lewis, Amanda E. Forman, Tyrone A.

Submitted date

2014-05

Language

en

Issue date

20/06/2014

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