Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Peter Catron of the University of California reviews Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens. In this book, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo relies on participant observation, in-depth interviews, and historical analysis to explore the social processes linking migration and gardens. The book includes three empirical chapters that cover different, but interrelated, themes: labor, community, and status. In addition, it discusses a range of topics including urban planning, economic inequality, social mobility, gender dynamics, history, and geography. Gardens in southern California, the book argues, are inextricably linked to migration processes.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California
Reviewed by Peter Catron, University of California

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Winter 2015
Pages e45-e46
DOI 10.1111/imre.12238
Volume 49
Issue Number 4