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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
... happened to his experience of time in those places that summer of 1980. Experienced as a series of fleeting memories, joining together with others who lived there for a time. They left, and so did the author, experiencing the power of temporality or “abandon” both in and from this place. © 2016 by The...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 92–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... years, most often when issues of gentrification are at play, such as “Die Yuppie Scum,” used in protests in New York City in the 1980s. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Protest Die Techie Scum Die Yuppie Scum gentrification anti-gentrification annie powers Die...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 76–86.
Published: 01 June 2014
... future do not change as a chronic shortage of housing threatens to push many long-time residents out. The history of anti-development attitudes since the 1980s is reviewed, tracing the rebound from post-industrial decline to becoming a highly desirable residential location and the home to some of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... social values, political stances, or emotional responses to certain events. During the 1980s, some Mis- sion murals commented on the farmworker movement in California. Juana Alicia s Las Lechugueras/The Women Let- tuce Workers depicted a group of women harvesters, includ- ing a pregnant worker, being...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
...: Southeast Asian countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines). They waited to enter European coun- tries and the U.S. In the late 1980s to early 1990s, under Humanitarian Operation, families of Southern Vietnamese soldiers who suf- fered persecution from the Communists were allowed to come to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... language. 3 Stephanie S. Pincetl, Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Uni- versity Press, 1999), vii. 4 Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972 1977 (New York: Pantheon, 1980), 82. Photograph by Matt Gush...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... from your early professional life, along with the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s? Some have identified the novel Land s End as filling this role. Is this true? Starr: I don t think I would ever write a memoir. In a very real way, my books constitute a kind of memoir or at the least some form of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the park. Faculty and students avoided the place, except for the occa- sional weekend concerts. The crack epidemic brought some unsavory people into the park, where they were wheeling and dealing. In the late 1980s, we met John Coo- per, the founder of The Berkeley Catholic Worker. Every morning...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... have discovered the Albany Bulb.1 But you are not the first. Urban explorers have been coming to the Bulb by land since the mid-1980s, duck- ing under what are now fourteen lanes of elevated freeways to this landfill made of construction debris. This peninsula was once open water, but like much of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Therefore, when freight traffic congestion at the Los Angeles Long Beach Port grew intolerable in the 1980s, the new vision promoted for the river was to pave over it to form a truck freeway. A new river wasn t inscribed in the public imagination until a motley crew of poets, artists, outlaw kayakers, park...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... blueprint for a better world12 The city s logo was cre- ated in the 1980s in order to reflect the sexual and racial diversity of the city in an easily reproducible image.13 54 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Simplifying the design by eliminating the blueprint, the logo creates a static image that recalls...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... it can be bettered. The creation of interdisciplinary fields has been one way of moving beyond disci- plinary specialization toward a more holistic appreciation of the world and its pro- blems. Since the 1980s, interdisciplinarity has given rise to various subdisciplinary studies (e.g., women s...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... suburban growth. What then happened is well known: a municipal counter-revolution engineered by the LA Times. As a result, local governments continued to use eminent domain but mainly to transfer land from small owners to corporations and banks. Fast-forward to the 1980s. A new opportunity emerged...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... differences, we can read some important developments in what we might call California s carceral geography. Pelican Bay State Prison SHU In the 1980s, as California began to develop a new archipel- ago of prisons to support its commitment to expanding incarceration, one particular new prison built on the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... year) filed what became a twenty- year class action lawsuit to force the state to provide a prison life approximating that of other inmates. In a series of con- sent decrees beginning in 1980, the state was required to provide exercise, access to the law library, typewriters, sani- tary conditions, hot...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Prison s Executed Men (Fresno: Craven Street Books, 2013), 37. 6 httpletsfreeamerica.com/. 7 Jim Brown, Folsom Prison (San Francisco: Arcadia, 2008), 105. 8 Ibid., 104. 9 Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972 1977 (New York: Vintage Books, 1980), 144. BOOM | SUMMER...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 4–7.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., they are happening, and they provide us with two staggering challenges that if met with vigor, with empathy, and with practicality will make California a safer and more humane place for all. Between 1980 and 2006, the prison population in California increased more than sevenfold, and the amount of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... dominate those suburbs. This demographic shift began in the 1970s, when realtor Frederic Hsieh began promoting the San Gabriel Valley suburb of Monterey Park as the Chinese Beverly Hills in Taiwanese and Hong Kong media. By the 1980s, Monterey Park was the first Asian American majority city on the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... consistent style To say nothing of longing for a time when a regional architecture magazine had the resources to commission actual, built work from a host of big-name architects! Los Angeles looked about to contribute its own architec- tural style to the world again in the 1980s when the zeitgeist branded a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... all its fertile glory was never more than a stone s throw away from wherever you lived. It made a terrific place to escape, especially during the winters when the fog was almost as thick as yogurt, provid- ing a kind of natural cover from parents or the law. But beginning in the 1980s, and continuing...