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Inequality perez ch.2

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  • 1. Gina Pérez - Ch.2Inequality in America Friday, 1/30/12
  • 2. Overview of Ch. 2What are the main themes of Chapter 2?How do you think this chapter will contribute tothe project of the book overall?
  • 3. Progress and ModernityWhat do these two terms mean?How are they linked, and what historicalprocesses are they related to?(page 31)
  • 4. Political Economy of San SebastiánWhat were the local bases for the economy inSan Sebastián?What was the impact of the U.S. invasion of1898 on agricultural production?(pages 33-37)
  • 5. The Chardón PlanHow did this plan come about? What were itsmajor tenets?What is the "overpopulation" debate about?(pages 37-43)What does Pérez mean by "structure of feeling"and "developmentalist ideology"? (page 43)
  • 6. Operation BootstrapWhat were the major components and goals ofOperation Bootstrap?What is the significance of the name of thisprogram?What was "the fever"?(pages 44-45)
  • 7. Gender and ModernizationWhat are the gendered dimensions Pérezpoints to about the following: theoverpopulation debate, the industrialization ofPuerto Ricos economy, and the Institute ofPuerto Rican culture?
  • 8. Gina Pérez - Ch. 3Inequality in America Wednesday, 2/1/12
  • 9. Themes for Discussion● Shifting idea of Puerto Rican family● Discourse of gender, family, and labor● Model minority discourse● Chicago vs NYC● Division Street Uprising/Riots● Culture of poverty thesis● Chicago School and assimilation● Young Lords

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