Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens


Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
August 15, 2014
5.98 X 9.12 X 0.74 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California and the author of Gendered Transitions, God's Heart Has No Borders, and Domestica.


"A worthwhile read."--Peter Catron"International Migration Review" (10/01/2015)
"The book is a tour de force, essential reading for all who want to know more about the Californian landscape."--British Journal of Sociology
"...illuminates social organization of the region far beyond gardens, with obvious significance outside Southern California."--Gender & Society
"Illuminating and provocative . . . pushes urbanists and gardeners alike to see their work from new and unexpected angles."-- (07/30/2015)
"Paradise Transplanted provides an absorbing narrative about how gardens are spaces where the past and the future merge, and where the local and global meet to form new practices and possibilities."--City and Community (10/01/2015)
"Hondagneu-Sotelo renders a powerful narrative that provides readers with an easy visualization of the natural spaces...One can imagine teaching Paradise Transplanted to undergraduates as both methodological example and illustration of C. Wright Mills's clarion call for the sociological imagination."--American Journal of Sociology
"...offers a timely, creative, and highly readable study of plants and people in the California ingenious and unusual research design, one that crosscuts social classes, ethnic groups, immigrant generations, and organizational contexts."--Contemporary Sociology (03/07/2016)
"...a brilliant contribution to migration studies, history, urban planning, geography and landscape studies."--Home Cultures: The Journal of Architecture, Design and Domestic Space (04/27/2016)
"How can we bring our cityscapes closer to the paradise that we yearn for? Paradise Transplanted pushes urbanists and gardeners alike to see their work from new and unexpected angles. Our cities will be the better for it."-- (08/27/2016)