What is it about?
Calle Loíza is a diverse urban street in San Juan, Puerto Rico that has recently undergone rapid urban changes. In this paper, I show how perspectives of places can be structured, how ideas of progress can be challenged, and how multiple experiences of places may (or may not) coexist.
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Why is it important?
Given that displacement and rapid urban change is commonplace at a global scale, although disproportionately affecting different communities, this article advances conversations about the role of language and ideological work in producing values of urban spaces.
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This page is a summary of: Hipsters and drunks, tourists and locals, Linguistic Landscape An international journal, August 2023, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/ll.22037.cas.
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