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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Crisman Urban Humanities is emerging as a set of academic programs, scholarly approaches, and research agendas. Employing the conceptual tool “immanent speculation” this essay sets forth a proposal for practicing an inherently unknowable future in order to create the conditions for that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... advocates, cyclists, wildlife advocates, neighbor- hood activists, and academics turned attention to those fifty-one miles, with all the futurities such a new narrative might permit. Their interventions, ranging from policy proposals to public art actions, opened up the region s population as well as its...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Tei Yamashita Jonathan Crisman and Jason Sexton interview Karen Tei Yamashita about motivating and influential features behind her novels and plays, which are difficult to define by genre: they have been called science fiction, speculative fiction, postmodern, postcolonial, magic realist, and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... collaborations beyond the walls of the university, and utilize a range of tools to develop new kinds of speculative knowledge and historical awareness. The summer institute acted as the foundational brick upon which the rest of the year was constructed, creating a new collective conception of what the classroom...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... proven difficult to change because our institutions are less malleable than we might wish, and because they provide a sense of permanence some would say a false sense of permanence in the face of broad shifts in the external conditions surrounding the academic enterprise such as the withdrawal of public...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Robert Alter For author Robert Alter, moving from the Northeast to California meant moving from academic institutions with firmly established hierarchies to a place characterized by openness and flexibility. Comparative Literature at Berkeley made it possible for the author to explore a wide range...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
... estate flipping in which investors buy and resell property for quick profit were invented in San Francisco, and neither of them are new. See New York s SoHo and Lower East Side in the 1980s and 1990s, and see cities around the globe, which have produced enough variants on the theme that academics have...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... at Boston s Museum of Science that I began to wake up. Based on the Scottish geologist Dougal Dixon s After Man: a Speculative Zoology of the Future, this exhibit examined the possible animals that might evolve out of present-day ones, given fifty million years or so. There were gigantic, whale-like...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 December 2012
....indd 33 12/21/12 7:33 PM 34 b o o m c a l i f o r n i a . c o m Frederick Hacker s claim that motion pictures contribute to, or at least shape, the content of criminal activity, along with his astonishing speculation that motion pictures double the delinquency rate of their juvenile audience.44 In...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
... the river from the remains of a railroad work camp used by Chinese laborers, perhaps in Robber s Ravine below Cape Horn. This would make them nineteenth-century Chinese religious objects or, as some speculated, tokens for the Chinese gambling game Fantan. If true, this would surely establish them as...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
... the global boom in renewable energy. Dozens of bureaucratic assessments, academic studies, and media reports have chronicled the issues and controversies surrounding energy development in the Mojave. But a larger question remains: What do Californians want from the Mojave Desert? Answering requires an...