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Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures; Sociology
Project Advisor 1
Jomaira Salas Pujols
Project Advisor 2
“The Creation of the Home” is a study that puts in conversation theories within sociology of immigration, culture, nationality, urban studies, gentrification, and literature. These realms of study allow us to capture the trajectories of meaning making by Dominican Immigrants in New York City who lived in the homeland for the majority of their childhood. It shows that even when the physical home is endangered by larger structural forces such as economic precarity, gentrification, and displacement, Dominican immigrants continue to center their identity and cultural markers through symbolic recreations of the home. Dominican literature of the Diaspora shows us that the recreation symbolic home o hogar portátil through writing is successful at describing the experiences of the immigrant as well as showcasing Dominicanidad in and outside of the island.
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Santana Figuereo, Mádoris Isabel, "The Creation of the Home: A Sociological and Literary Analysis of Dominicanidad in Public Spaces of Washington Heights and within Dominican Literature" (2023). Senior Projects Spring 2023. 216.
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