Gardens are immobile literally rooted in the earth but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas practices plants and seeds in paradise transplanted pierrette hondagneu sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made southern california gardens and in turn how gardens influence social inequality work leisure status and our . Paradise transplanted migration and the making of california gardens by pierrette hondagneu sotelo berkeley university of california press 2014 314 pages 6500 hardcover 2995 paperback peter catron university of california throughout southern california lush water thirsty gardens are found in a num ber of contexts private . A chinese themed garden to an elite eurocentric botanical garden point ing to class consolidation in the production of a multiculturalist image paradise transplanted begins with a historical chapter that traces the waves of migration and settlement in southern california and the move ments of plant life that accompanied them. In her new book paradise transplanted migration and the making of california gardens university of california press 2014 hondagneu sotelo draws on historical archival research ethnography and more than 100 interviews with a wide range of people including suburban homeowners paid mexican immigrant gardeners professionals at the most . Inparadise transplanted pierrette hondagneu sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made southern california gardens and in turn how gardens influence social inequality work leisure status and our experiences of nature and community drawing on historical archival research ethnography and over one hundred
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