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Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream
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Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream: Community Social Work Practice and Economic and Social Development

Melvin Delgado


Latino small businesses provide social, economic, and cultural comfort to their communities. They are also excellent facilitators of community capacity—a major component of effective social work practice. Social work practitioners have a vested interest in seeing such businesses grow, not only among Latinos but all communities of color. Reviewing the latest research on formal and informal economies within urban communities of color, the book lays out the demographic foundations for a richer collaboration between theory and practice. The book deploys numerous case studies to cement the link bet ... More

Keywords: Latino small businesses, community capacity, social work, communities of color, indigenous small businesses, immigrant self-employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231150897
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231150897.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvin Delgado, author
Boston University