September 12, 2017

Urban Book Talk with Domenic Vitiello

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor

Join Penn IUR for an urban book talk on the newest book in The City and the 21st Century Book Series, published by Penn Press. “Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United States”, edited by Domenic Vitiello and Thomas J. Sugrue, is the first book to document immigrant-led revitalization, with contributions by leading scholars across the social sciences. Offering radically new perspectives on both immigration and urban revitalization and examining how immigrants have transformed big cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as newer destinations such as Nashville and the suburbs of Boston and New Jersey, the volume's contributors challenge traditional notions of revitalization, often looking at working-class communities. They explore the politics of immigration and neighborhood change, demolishing simplistic assumptions that dominate popular debates about immigration. They also show how immigrants have remade cities and regions in Latin America, Africa, and other places from which they come, linking urbanization in the United States and other parts of the world.

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