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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 126–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Jim Benning The new Cross Border Xpress pedestrian bridge links the United States with Tijuana International Airport, allowing air travelers to cross the border quickly and easily. The facility includes airline check-in desks, an arrivals area served by taxis and Uber, and a duty-free store. In...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Michael Dear Michael Dear examines the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, from the first commission formed to map and delineate the physical border to the border fences constructed in recent decades as a response to illegal immigration and fears of terror threats. He considers this place in...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 26–30.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.26. P r o D U c i n G c U l T U r E louis warren The Art of Crossing Borders: Migrant Rights and Academic Freedom An interview with Ricardo Dominguez Ricardo Dominguez, Professor of New Media...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... number of scholars began touting the need for comparative urban research that opens the eyes to broader urban phenomena that can be compared across municipal boundaries and national borders. Underlying comparative approaches carry the notion that urban imaginaries are “sites of encounters with other...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 100–109.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Banfill; Angélica Becerra; Jeannette Mundy What role should California’s public universities play in addressing borders—transnational, as well as those among and within cities? This essay highlights the need to develop tools that will enable alternative way to produce knowledge—one that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... national borders. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 students Ayotzinapa Mexico murder Los Angeles memorials art anti-memorialization Consuelo Flores s altar created for Self Help Graphics exhibition The 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson maricela becerra, lucy...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 116–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Noé Montes The Imperial Valley is a vast agricultural area situated at the southeast corner of the state of California, bordering Arizona and Mexico. The culture of the Imperial Valley is informed by its long and troubled history. It is a mix of American Southwest and Mexican cultures. While the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Everything is here, and then some. This essay looks at California as an epicenter of religious expression and a global microcosm for hybrid religions, new religions, and experimental religious practices. The essay analyzes migration, the California/Mexico border, genders/sexualities, race/ethnicity...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ronald Rael; Virginia San Fratello Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have created snow globes depicting eight fanciful uses for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. They call their snow globes recuerdos , Spanish for souvenirs, a term that defines both the trinkets one might...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 70–77.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Romeo Guzmán Reflecting on the stories behind a belt buckle that he inherited from his father, the author traces his father’s history and his family’s several migrations across the U.S.-Mexico border. The belt buckle depicts a bull and rider, and the article discusses the history of charrería and...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Rubén Martínez The Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad (MPJD) (Movement for Justice with Peace and Dignity), led by Mexican poet, essayist, and novelist Javier Sicilia, struggles to make visible (“ visibilizando víctimas ”) the victims of the cross-border drug war. © 2012 by the Regents...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 79–85.
Published: 01 October 2012
... face as a result of the U.S. government's implementation of the Criminal Alien Program (CAP) and Secure Communities Program (SCP) reveals their uniquely local and transnational confrontation of an increasingly insecure family situation that stretches across the U.S.-Mexico border and throughout U.S...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 45–53.
Published: 01 November 2011
... debates. This history, he argues, should help us to think more creatively and humanely about the problem of the border. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 California State Flag 19th Century migration border boom | w i n t e r 2 011 45 albert hurtado Their Flag, Too...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... percent of Los Angeles County s population is Hispanic or Latino, and 13 percent is Asian. Since 1 July 2014, Latinos have outnumbered non-Hispanic whites in California.7 How does this demographic reality change the way we con- sider the context of UCLA in LA, in California, and along the borders between...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... moving between Mexico and Los Angeles, just like its eponymous orange, which a character named Arcangel brings across the border (and, along with it, the Tropic of Cancer). It straddles magic realism and speculative fiction, suspending our disbelief about any num- ber of perfectly plausible alternative...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., California spent $10.7 billion on corrections and rehabilitation. At any given time, roughly 240,000 people are incarcerated within California s borders. Around 160,000 of these have been confined in long-term imprisonment. In addition to nearly 6,000 state prisoners housed in Arizona and Mississippi, on...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): iii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... globalization, set against the backdrop of the U.S.-Mexico border. N A T E B E R G is a journalist covering cities, architecture, and urban planning. His work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, the Guardian, and many others. E R I C...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2016
... these systems. That s software. This creative recoding runs through this issue of Boom. You can see it in the changes coming to water and energy management, planning and zoning, housing and transportation, agriculture and open space, from urban neigh- borhoods to our international border, from Oroville...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 64–71.
Published: 01 December 2015
... welfare or into something more stable than day labor work. Even though Oak Park kids clearly wanted to learn, they had difficulty in school. Our living room became a mini-classroom, complete with alphabet wall borders. Kids came for tutoring every day. We attended the local school s open houses to stress...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... their sacred journeys to holy lands within our very borders. Images of gods and saints, raised aloft by devotees, now claim the urban skyline as their most natural and obvious backdrop. Mantras, chants, and songs of praise, in a cacophony of languages, summon the sacred into our public space and into...