The Alternative Lexington: Fashioning Home, Place, and Belonging among Lexington's Latino Immigrant Community
Washington and Lee University -- Poster in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin Americans -- Ethnic identity
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This item contains 1 PDF file.Poster; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Kayla A. Welch is a member of the Class of 2013 of Washington and Lee University.Faced with difficulties in joining Lexington's broader identities, I reason that the city's Latino immigrant population has largely crafted an alternative community -- or an "imagined" Lexington -- relying on the bonding power of elements of identity moveable between countries and nationalities. After attempting a statistical approach to this population as an investigative base, I employ three case studies to extrapolate a sense of the dynamics of such community construction.