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Latinos at the Golden GateCreating Community and Identity in San Francisco$
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Tomas F. Summers Sandoval Jr.

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607665

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469607672_SummersSandoval

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Epilogue Speaking Latino

Epilogue Speaking Latino

San Francisco in an Era of Latino Evictions

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(p.183) Epilogue Speaking Latino
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Latinos at the Golden Gate
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Tomás F. Jr. Summers Sandoval

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607665.003.0007

This chapter describes how the Mission District of San Francisco became embroiled in a battle over the occupation and usage of its space at the start of the twenty-first century. Years of regional economic prosperity attracted a flood of new migration and settlement unlike any seen before. Largely white, young, and professional, these newest Mission residents herald a new force on the landscape. Drawn to the district by the affordability of the city's largest barrio, these twenty-first-century migrants brought with them their own visions of what a community is and should look like. On the surface, the present struggle is about housing. However, the Latino community of San Francisco today is struggling for survival.

Keywords:   Latin American migrants, Mission District, urban development, housing

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