Work on the West Side

Work on the West Side : Urban Neighborhoods and the Cultural Exclusion of Youths

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Work on the West Side addresses two important issues that have been neglected in the current debate on urban minorities and labor markets: the role of geographical processes in shaping the employment situation of urban minority youths, and the social production of space and place. As a case study, Harald Bauder draws on census date and ethnographic fieldwork with Latino youths and administrators of community-based institutions in two inner-city neighborhoods of San Antonio. Bauder demonstrates how the depiction of urban minority youths as "dysfunctional" and "deviant" interlocks with labor market segmentation to isolate and exclude some inner-city neighborhoods from the wider social fabric of cities. Although this case study deals with second and third generation Latinos in a booming Sunbelt city, the book unearths fundamental geographical and social processes that are reflective of other cities in which ethnic composition and economic conditions are different.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 147.3 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 158.76g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739104136
  • 9780739104132

About Harald Bauder

Harald Bauder is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Guelph.show more

Review quote

Work on the West Side is...a provocative book, building bridges between cultural and urban studies and explicitly seeking out mutual aspects of both fields. Urban Studiesshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Theorizing Work and Neighborhood Chapter 3 Mapping the Labor Market Chapter 4 Representing Neighborhoods: Views from the Inside and the Outside Chapter 5 "You're Good with Your Hands. Why Don't You Become an Auto Mechanic?" Chapter 6 Between Scales: Agency and Ideology Chapter 7 Conclusionshow more