ERIC Number: ED252619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Migrant in the City: The Life of a Puerto Rican Action Group.
Rogler, LLoyd H.
A sociological field study of the development of a Puerto Rican community organization in an American city (Maplewood, New Jersey), this book describes what happens when an ethnic minority attempts to attain a voice in the affairs of an affluent city. Chapter 1 discusses the study's purpose. Chapters 2 to 11 narrate, from the members' viewpoint and the author/researchers' viewpoint, a chronological account of the development, internal and external problems, social change, and eventual success of the "Hispanic Confederation." Chapters 5 and 8 are first-person accounts of the same material from, respectively, the viewpoint of Maplewood's Puerto Rican political boss and the viewpoint of the group's second president. The remainder of the book, Chapters 12-15, deals with methodological explanation and sociological interpretation, and contains statistical analyses of patterns of group support and social change among the membership. (KH)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Leaders, Community Organizations, Ethnic Studies, Group Dynamics, Hispanic Americans, Migrants, Minority Group Influences, Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Puerto Ricans, Research Methodology
Waterfront Press, 52 Maple Ave., Maplewood, NJ 07040
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey (Maplewood)
Note: Originally published in 1972 by Basic Books, Inc.