Rural place attachment in Hispano urban centers

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Show simple item record Smith, Jeffrey S. 2012-11-13T16:08:35Z 2012-11-13T16:08:35Z 2012-11-13
dc.description.abstract Continued rural to urban migration is helping to motivate cultural geographers to better understand the complexity of the urban structure. Interpreting patterns of gender, class, ethnicity, and commercialization have proven to be fertile research areas, yet little is understood of the links between rural and urban places. Despite intense feelings of loyalty to their rural villages, the 1940s witnessed Hispanos moving en masse to cities. By the 1950s, due to higher wages and secure employment, a majority were living in regional urban centers. The Hispano experience provides a valuable crucible to examine how the attachment urbanites have for rural places is manifested in various urban cultural expressions. Presenting examples garnered from the cities of Albuquerque, Española, and Santa Fe, New Mexico and Pueblo, Colorado, this article illustrates how painted murals, burial preferences, popular music, and irrigation ditches provide urban dwellers with a link to the rural village ideal. Understanding threads of rural culture that have been incorporated into the urban fabric leads to a clearer comprehension of the emotional attachment urbanites have for rural areas and a better appreciation of the complexity of the urban cultural environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by Geographical Review, November 2, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Rural villages en_US
dc.subject Urban place attachment en_US
dc.subject Hispanos en_US
dc.subject New Mexico en_US
dc.subject Colorado en_US
dc.title Rural place attachment in Hispano urban centers en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2002 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2002.tb00152.x en_US
dc.citation.epage 451 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Geographical Review en_US
dc.citation.spage 432 en_US
dc.citation.volume 92 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jssmith7 en_US

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