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Making of a Teenage Service ClassPoverty and Mobility in an American City$
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Ranita Ray

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520292055

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520292055.001.0001

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Port City Rising from the Ashes

Port City Rising from the Ashes

(p.28) 2 Port City Rising from the Ashes
Making of a Teenage Service Class

Ranita Ray

University of California Press

This chapter provides a brief economic and sociohistorical overview of Port City—where the author conducted her fieldwork. The chapter discusses the role of one large pharmaceutical company in the city’s recent “revitalization” efforts and its resulting consequences. It also provides a thick description of the various Port City neighborhoods that are still socioeconomically segregated and provides key details regarding the city’s structures and residents.

Keywords:   historical overview, neighborhoods, socioeconomic segregation

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