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.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12238.