Authored by: Clara Irazábal

Companion to Urban Design

Print publication date:  January  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415553643
eBook ISBN: 9780203844434
Adobe ISBN: 9781136920097


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Although the urban planning and design literature extensively explores the intersection of race and space, much less work has been done on the study of ethnicity and space, an interrelation I refer to as producing ethnoscapes. This chapter discusses the emergence of ethnoscapes as contemporary spatial typologies, heightened by the new global socio-economic order. The chapter analyzes different processes of ethnicization of space, particularly focusing on Latina/o ethnoscapes in the United States. Latina/os have distinctively used processes of territorializing, regulating, and symbolizing place to sustain distinctive communities flavored by ethnic business and social associations (Arreola 2002; Aguilar San Juan 2005; Irazábal and Gómez-Barris 2007; Irazábal and Farhat 2008).

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