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Author Wherry, Frederick F

Title The Philadelphia Barrio : the Arts, Branding, and Neighborhood Transformation
Published Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (215 pages)
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; 1: Culture at Work: The Arts, Branding, and Neighborhood Transformation; 2: Latin Soul, Latin Flavor: Performing the Authenticity of Place; 3: The Art World of the Barrio: Sources of Attraction and Motivation; 4: Ringing the Registers: Entrepreneurial Dreams; 5: Stigma, Status, and Staging: The History of a Reputation; 6: Character on Parade: Cultural Constraints on Neighborhood Branding; 7: Redemption and Revitalization in the Barrio: A Tentative Conclusion; Appendix: Telling it Like it Was: Methods and Data; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary How does a so-called bad neighborhood go about changing its reputation? Is it simply a matter of improving material conditions or picking the savviest marketing strategy? What kind of role can or should the arts play in that process? Does gentrification always entail a betrayal of a neighborhood's roots? Tackling these questions and offering a fresh take on the dynamics of urban revitalization, The Philadelphia Barrio examines one neighborhood's fight to erase the stigma of devastation. Frederick F. Wherry shows how, in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Centro de Oro, entrepreneurs and c
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
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Subject Hispanic American neighborhoods -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Community arts projects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Community arts projects
Community development
Hispanic American neighborhoods
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Form Electronic book
Author Rocco, Tony
ISBN 9780226894461