hacia al norte: La "re-latinoización" de Los Angeles.
Facultad de Antropología
Western Washington University
Before and for nearly a century after its founding, El Pueblo
de Nuestra Sra. de Porciúncola de los Angeles was a community typical of others
in northern Mexico. With its incorporation into an expanding United States
mid-19th century, and through mass immigration during the 20 century, Los
Angeles developed into an ethnically mixed and segregated city. Global economic
processes have continued to transform the city, including major financial
investment, real estate speculation, burgeoning industrial and service sectors,
and continued immigration to provide the labor for that growth. In recent
decades, the numbers and proportions of Latino population have swelled, fueled
by an influx of immigrants from other parts of Latin America besides Mexico, as
well as from Asia. Today Los Angeles has been called metaphorically "the capital
of the third world."
This presentation explores the dimensions and implications of
the recent south-north movement. In addition to the transformations in
demographic, economic, and social landscape, this immigration has provoked
inter-ethnic tensions as well as collaborative interchange. Attention is given
to prognoses for a bifurcated city, which some observers see as a fundamental
characteristic of the new global cities, as well as to the complex policy
implications that have emerged.
Resumen de la Conferencia dictada durante el Primer
Encuentro Internacional Humboldt. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Noviembre de