Making New York Dominican: Small Business, Politics, and Everyday Life

By Christian Krohn-Hansen | Go to book overview

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The research on which this book about Dominican immigrants in New York is based was shaped and started in the period 2001–2004. During these years, I took part in an expanded research program at the Department of Anthropology, University of Oslo, on the anthropology of globalization. The program, called Transnational Flows of Substances and Concepts, was directed by Marianne E. Lien and supported financially by the Norwegian Research Council. The other participants were Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Erik Henningsen, Signe Howell, Sarah Lund, and Marit Melhuus. Others who definitely helped to give academic shape and substance— and inspiration— to the program were Odd Are Berkaak, Kathinka Frøystad, Keith Hart, Penny Harvey, Eric Hirsch, Knut G. Nustad, and James C. Scott. I thank all these people for lively exchanges and for backing, critique, and help; and the Norwegian Research Council for its economic support.

During my six- month fieldwork in New York City in the second half of 2002, I was affiliated with the Department of Anthropology at Queens College, City University of New York. I thank this institution for its generosity and hospitality. The year before, in 2001, I had for the first time, but briefly, met Roger Sanjek. We had discussed my new research plans— the project and the fieldwork I wanted to start among Dominicans in the city— over breakfast in Manhattan. Since this first conversation about my thoughts and plans, Roger has all along been an enormous support. He helped me shape my project; he got me the formal affiliation with the Department of Anthropology at Queens College (his own workplace); he reacted to empirical findings, ideas, and tentative arguments I presented in conversations; and not least, he read, and commented on in a detailed manner, the whole book manuscript in crucial phases.

Two others who met me with patience and aided me (more than they presumably think or remember) at an early stage of my research in New York were respectively Arlene Dávila and Ric Curtis. The latter also put me in contact with Rose M. Lindenmayer. During 2002–2004 Rose transcribed a long

-310-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Making New York Dominican: Small Business, Politics, and Everyday Life
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction 1
  • Part - I 29
  • Chapter 1 - From Quisqueya to New York City 31
  • Chapter 2 - Origin Stories 47
  • Part II 91
  • Chapter 3 - From Bodegas to Supermarkets 93
  • Chapter 4 - From Livery Cabs to Black Cars 134
  • Part III 171
  • Chapter 5 - Dominicans and Hispanics 173
  • Chapter 6 - Up against the Big Money 201
  • Chapter 7 - In Search of Dignity 230
  • Conclusion 264
  • Notes 269
  • References 285
  • Index 299
  • Acknowledgments 310
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 312

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.