Start your review of city on the edge the transformation of miami write a review jul 07 2017 james rated it really liked it portes and stepick argue that ethnicity has been central to the formation of miami up until the early 1990s when the book was published before 1959 miami was a destination town for vacationers and otherwise a standard southern town divided between ruling anglo . City on the edge the transformation of miami by alejandro portes author alex stepick author september 1993 first edition paperback 3195 gbp2700 courses urban sociology introduction to latino a studies title details rights available worldwide pages 304 isbn 9780520089327 trim size 6 x 9 share request an exam or desk copy recommend to your library pdf rightslink rights and . City on the edge the transformation of miami alejandro portes alex stepick university of california press sep 2 1993 social science 304 pages 0 reviews winner 1995 american sociological association robert e park award projecting fantasies of wealth and excess miami americas riviera occupies a unique place in our national imagination uncovering the hidden story of this . Summary the authors reveal how the cuban success story has transformed the character of miami while delineating more sharply the identity of other ethnic communities new york times book review makes a case for the importance of political capital in building ethnic solidarity contemporary sociology source nielsen book data. Get this from a library city on the edge the transformation of miami alejandro portes alex stepick annotation americas riviera projecting fantasies of wealth and excess miami occupies a unique place in our national imagination this thin strip of land between jungle and reef has become the
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