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Ethnic divisions in a globalizing Latin American city a case study of the Peruvian community of Santiago de Chile /

by Wade, Charles H.

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ETHNIC DIVISIONS IN A GLOBALIZING LATIN AMERICAN CITY: A CASE STUDY OF THE PERUVIAN COMMUNITY OF SANTIAGO DE CHILE by Charles H. Wade Beginning in the early 1990s, there has been a dramatic increase of Latin American migrants, especially Peruvians, into Chile. This substantial increase has generated negative responses from some Chileans, which are particularly apparent in Chilean print media. Through ethnographic research and interviews with Peruvians in Santiago, this thesis examines some elements of an emerging and prominent Peruvian community in Santiago. Empirical fieldwork suggests that Peruvians in Santiago are a marginalized group in some respects but less so in others. Despite some ethnic tensions, however, Santiago is confronted with an inevitable growth in its ethnic and urban diversity as a globalizing Latin American city.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:chile latin america southern cone international migration ethnic communities peruvians emigration and immigration

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