Capital, comunidad, y cultura: Understanding the creation, growth, and survival of Somerville's Latino immigrant-owned restaurants.

Smith, Anna Affleck.


  • This thesis explores the economic, social, and cultural roles of Latino immigrant-owned restaurants in Somerville, Massachusetts. The narrative privileges the voices of Latino immigrant entrepreneurs and constructs a contemporary history of Somerville as an immigrant city. Using economic anthropological theories of the "embeddedness" of economy within social and cultural settings, I posit that the... read more
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