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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Lauren Kroiz In 1972, the black artist and writer Romare Bearden traveled from his home in New York to spend ten days in the capital of counterculture in Berkeley, California. He visited on an official commission from the city of Berkeley to create a new artwork for its City Council Chambers. The...
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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 (1): 62–69.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jim Hinch The author spends a day with Linda Sanchez, an undocumented student at UC Berkeley. The article follows Linda as she works at two jobs, finds time to study, and discusses how she came to the United States as a child, and her aspirations for the future. © 2014 by the Regents of the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 49–52.
Published: 03 March 2012
... content through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2012.2.1.49. A story of Disability Rights, although rarely included in accounts of the Sixties in Berkeley, runs alongside the history of protest against...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Nancy Scheper-Hughes This autobiopic piece chronicles Scheper-Hughes’s early voluntary service with the Peace Corp in Brazil, followed by her early academic career and coming to Berkeley, and then her ongoing engagement and activism in standing up for, and standing with, others. This welled up into...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Greg Niemeyer With Brittney Silva’s tragic May 2014 death fresh in everyone’s memory, the city of San Leandro began collaboration efforts between them and University of California, Berkeley to do something to make the city safer for pedestrians. A course was developed at UC Berkeley called Sensing...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Walter Hood; Shannon Jackson From their origins, the University of California, Berkeley and The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) were established in different geographical, cultural, and political contexts. In a course sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, artist, designer and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 88–91.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Michael Ziser This is a review essay covering three recent books related to Native Californian agroecological practices: M. Kat Anderson, Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005); Ira Jacknis...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Berkeley students and Bulb residents to apply techniques of ethnography, contemporary archaeology, oral history, participatory mapping, mobile apps, botany, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning to the study of the Bulb. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 84–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Noam Shoked In 2014, architecture Professor Margaret Crawford and Associate Professor of Art Practice Anne Walsh taught the first University of California, Berkeley, Global Urban Humanities Initiative research studio course, called “No Cruising: Mobility and Identity in Los Angeles.” What occurred...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... genuine connection to the difficulties here. His most well known books, City of Quartz and The Ecology of Fear are unsparing in their assessments of those difficulties. He invited architectural educator and Director of UCLA’s cityLAB, Dana Cuff, and Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 104–108.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Anna Challet This article discusses how the community at Zaytuna College, the first and only accredited Muslim college in the United States, is charting the future of Islam in America. The college is located in Berkeley, California and admitted its first class in 2010. The article gives an overview...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 98–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michael Hiltzik Ernest Lawrence’s invention of the cyclotron in Berkeley more than eighty years ago did more than introduce a uniquely efficient and effective atom-smasher to the world of high-energy physics; it launched the paradigm of capital-intensive, large-team research known as “Big Science...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Depression. Based at the University of California Berkeley Department of Geography, the project has both preservation and public policy components, demonstrating the many immediate and long-term benefits of Roosevelt’s stimulus programs in contrast to the damage wrought by neoliberal austerity. © 2014 by...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 99–107.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Catherine M. Cole "Californians, this is the time for us to do our utmost for the University because it has done its utmost for us,” said Chief Justice Earl Warren at the April 1967 convocation at Berkeley. And what a time it was—on the heels of the Free Speech Movement in 1964, the Vietnam Day...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 72–79.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal Narrative (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010); Rick Nahmias, The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008). Street Richard Steven . Everyone...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Humanities university Urban Humanities cities manifesto Berkeley UCLA LA School of Urbanism dana cuff and jennifer wolch Urban Humanities and the Creative Practitioner A manifesto T he flow of the Los Angeles River, ever-precarious and never navigable, attractedsettlement along its shifting course...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Anthropology at UC Berkeley. Her books, Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland and Death without Weeping: the Everyday Violence of Brazil (both by UC Press) have received multiple book awards including the Welcome Medal (Royal Anthropological Institute) for anthropology applied to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... there. Steve Wasserman just landed back into his hometown Berkeley from his time at Yale University Press in New England, almost as if back from exile. While keeping Heyday s presence in the Bay and LA he brings a kind of strength and chutzpa that fittingly builds on the strong shoulders of Malcolm...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., shouting into hot wind, Can you smell it For a New Jersey transplant by way of Greenwich Village and Berkeley, California was a land of Lotus Eaters. He never could get over the place and the smell of (what was it?) witch hazel, cedar, manzanita it drove him wild. Yes, I could smell it, though we could...