Option 2: Literature Review
For this assignment, you will select one of the following ethnographic books and wrte a 3-4 page review of it, informed by our course content and discussions.
LOISAIDA by Dan Chodorkoff
(Ethnographic Fiction) Fantastic novel by an anthropologist. Set in the mid-eighties Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. A young “punk” squatter makes alliances with local Puerto Rican activists in an effort to fight development and the displacement of Lower East Side communities. Deals with gentrification, sexism, urban politics, poverty, and untold histories of a New York City neighborhood.