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Growing Old in El Barrio by Judith Noemi Freidenberg

By Judith Noemi Freidenberg

What is way of life like for an aged individual whose source of revenue slightly covers easy wishes? How is lifestyles limited if that individual resides in the related marginal enclave to which she first migrated many years in the past? How does the implementation of nationwide rules and courses impact the way of life of these getting older in Spanish Harlem?

In Growing outdated in El Barrio, Judith Freidenberg addresses those questions through reading the life-course and day-by-day studies of the aged citizens of El Barrio. She interweaves the economic system of immigrant neighborhoods with the private stories of Latinos getting older in Harlem--such as Doña Emiliana, who lived in Spanish Harlem from her migration in 1948 to her loss of life in 1995. Freidenberg additional hyperlinks coverage matters to social matters serious to the day-by-day lives of this population.

Combining huge fieldwork interviews with historic and demographic inhabitants info, Growing outdated in El Barrio paints an ethnographic photo of getting older in Spanish Harlem and illustrates the emergence of latest York as a urban divided by way of ethnicity and class.

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