Making New York Dominican

This volume presents an ethnographic study of Dominicans in New York City through their participation in small businesses. Krohn-Hansen demonstrates how Dominican enterprises work, how people find economic openings, and how Dominicans who own small commercial ventures have formed political associations to promote and defend their interests.

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

Christian Krohn-Hansen

2012 | 320 pages | Cloth $69.95
Anthropology | Sociology | Business
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I
1. From Quisqueya to New York City
2. Origin Stories

PART II
3. From Bodegas to Supermarkets
4. From Livery Cabs to Black Cars

PART III
5. Dominicans and Hispanics
6. Up Against the Big Money
7. In Search of Dignity

Conclusion

Notes
References
Index
Acknowledgments