Unformatted text preview: the United States and in Latin America and also have particular manifestations that are historically and regionally situated. In chapter 6, Davila states that advertising within the neighborhood serves as an, “entry point into the cultural politics of space in El Barrio and of trends towards marketable ethnicity,” and are becoming inextricably linked to the transformations that are happening in El Barrio which are then being contested by street artists within the community. She states, “Against outdoor marketing promotion of marketable ethnicity, street artists vie for validation and public space; their works are an important economic resource for local artists in addition to being important conduits for debates over the area’s transformations.”...
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- Fall '07
- Mexican American, Puerto Ricans, El barrio, Barrio Dreams