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Growing Old in El Barrio

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What is daily life like for an elderly person whose income barely covers basic needs? How is life constrained if that person is living within the same marginal enclave to which she first migrated decades ago? How does the implementation of national policies and programs affect the daily life of those growing old in Spanish Harlem?

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Paperback, 310 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by New York University Press
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Gabriella
Mar 24, 2016 Gabriella rated it liked it
This book is really worth reading because it's one of the only of its kind (in terms of dealing with how age intersects with race, class, gender, etc). Unfortunately, it's not written in a very compelling way. At its core, it is a policy ethnography and definitely gets that job done.
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good pictures.
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