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Skin Color and Identity Formation

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Book Series: Latino Communities: Emerging Voices - Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues ISBN: 9780203338247 9780415949705 9780415651714 9781135931308 9781135931292 9781135931254 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203338247 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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The focus of this study is on the ways in which skin color moderates the perceptions of opportunity and academic orientation of 17 Mexican and Puerto Rican high school students. More specifically, the study's analysis centered on cataloguing the racial/ethnic identification shifts (or not) in relation to how they perceive others situate them based on skin color.

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puerto --- rican --- students --- academic --- orientation --- ethnic --- identification --- cultural --- ecological --- model

La gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos xiv-xx : Políticas y estructuras portuarias

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ISBN: 9788490961599 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Casa de Velázquez
Subject: Business and Management
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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La publicación de este volumen se inscribe en el estudio de las dinámicas portuarias atlánticas, bajo el foco de la larga duración, llevado a cabo por la red de investigación nacida en 2012 «La Gobernanza de los Puertos Atlánticos (siglos xiv-xxi)». Su contenido gira en torno a la temática de las políticas y estructuras portuarias y, en particular, al análisis sistemático de cuestiones estructurales sobre el gobierno de los puertos atlánticos. Las materias objeto de atención van desde el estatus jurídico de los puertos atlánticos, las políticas portuarias, las obras públicas, las instalaciones portuarias, a la gestión o las políticas económicas, todas ellas convertidas en elementos determinantes para la gobernanza de los puertos. Partiendo de una investigación plural, comparativa y cronológicamente transversal, se propone profundizar en un debate sobre cuestiones fundamentales que afectan a las políticas y estructuras portuarias, con particular incidencia sobre la articulación de los puertos atlánticos de la fachada europea, los puertos africanos y los de América Latina.

Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990-2000

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Book Series: Latino Communities: Emerging Voices - Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues ISBN: 9780203943137 9780415979030 9780415542067 9781135864521 9781135864514 9781135864477 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203943137 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Historically, residential segregation of Latinos has generally been seen as a result of immigration and the process of self-segregation into ethnic enclaves. The only theoretical exception to ethnic enclave Latino segregation has been the structural inequality related to Latinos that have a high degree of African ancestry. This study of the 331 metropolitan area in the United States between 1990 and 2000 shows that Latinos are facing structural inequalities outside of the degree of African ancestry. The results of the author's research suggest that Latino segregation is due to the mobility of Latinos and structural barriers in wealth creation due to limited housing equity and limited occupational mobility. In addition, Latino suburbanization appears to be a segregation force rather than an integration force. This study also shows that Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans have different experiences with residential segregation. Residential segregation of Cubans does not appear to be a

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sub-groups --- ethnic --- enclave --- puerto --- rican --- rates --- metropolitan --- area --- highly --- segregated

Afromestizaje y fronteras etnicas : Una mirada desde el puerto de Veracruz

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ISBN: 9782709925341 DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.17886 Language: Spanish
Publisher: IRD Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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A partir de un trabajo de campo llevado a cabo en la ciudad de Veracruz, el presente libro pretende hacer énfasis en los modos de categorización y/o identificación étnicos que remitan a la herencia africana en el México urbano y contemporáneo. El objetivo es entender cómo estas formas de identificación se movilizan, modelan, ponen en escena, controvierten, evitan o cuestionan, cómo se insertan dentro de otros modos de identificación y organización de la vida social que se fundan en las diferencias de clase, género, generación o características percibidas –social e históricamente– en términos regionales. A pesar de la larga historia de Veracruz como puerto de llegada del comercio de esclavos africanos y del reconocimiento político gradual de la importancia de la “raíz africana” y del Caribe dentro de la cultura local, muy pocos son los estudios enfocados en los usos sociales de categorías como negro, moreno, afromestizo, afrocaribeño o afrodescendiente. Con sus análisis centrados en las escenas de la vida urbana, en las definiciones de las políticas culturales, en los procesos de transformación urbana o en las lógicas de distinción social, el autor sugiere nuevas pistas de investigación que permitan pensar mejor “el ser ambiguo” de las fronteras étnicas en el marco del proceso de afromestizaje.

Tropical Forest Ecology and Management for the Anthropocene

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ISBN: 9783039219643 9783039219650 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-965-0 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General)
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This Special Issue looks forward as well as backward to best analyze the forest conservation challenges of the Caribbean. This is made possible by 75 years of research and applications by the United States Department of Agriculture, International Institute of Tropical Forestry (the Institute) of Puerto Rico. It transforms Holocene-based scientific paradigms of the tropics into Anthropocene applications and outlooks of wilderness, managed forests, and urban environments. This volume showcases how the focus of the Institute’s programs is evolving to support sustainable tropical forest conservation despite uncertain conditions. The manuscripts showcased here highlight the importance of shared stewardship and a long-term, hands-on approach to conservation, research programs, and novel organizations intended to meet contemporary conservation challenges. Policies relevant to the Anthropocene, as well as the use of experiments to anticipate future responses of tropical forests to global warming, are reexamined in these pages. Urban topics include how cities can co-produce new knowledge to spark sustainable and resilient transformations. Long-term results and research applications of topics such as soil biota, migratory birds, tropical vegetation, substrate chemistry, and the tropical carbon cycle are also described in the volume. Moreover, the question of how to best use land on a tropical island is addressed. This volume is intended to be of interest to all actors involved in long-term sustainable forest management and research in light of the historical lessons and future directions that may come out of a better understanding of tropical cities and forests in the Anthropocene epoch.

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Anthropocene --- Forest Service --- vision --- contemporary conservation --- biomass --- allometry --- volume expansion factors --- soil organic carbon --- tropical forest area --- forest inventory data --- novel forests --- tree plantations --- secondary forests --- mature forests --- dry tropical forests --- humid tropical forests --- tropical deforestation --- annual cycle --- carry over effects --- climate change --- Guánica --- Nearctic-Neotropical --- novel forests --- stoichiometry of leaf litter --- nitrogen fixing trees --- naturalized species --- C/N --- C/P --- and N/P ratios --- Puerto Rico --- Caribbean --- element concentration in leaf litter --- succession --- species dominance --- tropical forests --- invertebrates --- microbiota --- soil biota --- litter --- wood --- latitude --- elevation --- disturbance --- gradients --- tropical karst --- element concentration --- N/P ratios --- Ca/Al relationship --- ?13C --- ?15N --- knowledge co-production --- idiom of co-production --- knowledge infrastructures --- knowledge systems --- knowledge systems analysis --- cities --- land use governance --- Anthropocene --- disturbance --- hurricane --- succession --- long-term --- basal area --- species composition --- trees --- tropical --- Luquillo Experimental Forest --- Caribbean --- land use planning --- tropical agriculture --- tropical forests --- geospatial analyses --- n/a --- landscape conservation --- network governance --- strategic teams --- communications --- leadership --- adaptive management --- tropical forest --- Anthropocene --- U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule --- El Yunque National Forest --- Luquillo Experimental Forest --- introduced species --- leaf C and N densities --- novel forests --- photosynthetic nitrogen use-efficiency --- leaf mass per area --- Tropical Forestry Research --- Long-Term Ecological Research --- Tropical Forest Management --- Tropical Forest Conservation --- Luquillo Experimental Forest --- tropical --- experiments --- manipulations --- large-scale --- Puerto Rico --- Caribbean --- conservation --- American tropics --- long-term ecological research --- tropical forest management --- Anthropocene --- Puerto Rico

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