City on the Edge by Alejandro Portes
The Transformation of Miami

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“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

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Published September 2, 1993 by University of California Press. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Challenging a classical economic theory that the development of a city is governed by commercial and geographic imperatives, sociology professors Portes (Johns Hopkins) and Stepick (Florida Internatio

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