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Boom. 2013; 3252–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.52
Published: 01 July 2013
...Scott Vandehey This paper draws on extended fieldwork in San Diego County to show that suburban residents exhibit a particular set of rights-claims that they make specifically around their residence in their suburban community. These claims are largely made legitimate by homeownership and are based...
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Boom. 2013; 3222–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.22
Published: 01 July 2013
...Laurie Glover An interview with jessikah maria ross about the restore/restory project. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 public history public humanities community history public scholarship engaged scholarship P R O D U C I N G C U L T U R E laurie glover An...
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Boom. 2016; 6294–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.94
Published: 01 June 2016
... safety, providing hope, healing communities R ochelle Solombrino was sixteen when she got her first DUI, the same age asher first suicide attempt. A year later, she nearly died from alcohol poisoning.When she was twenty-four, she almost died of a heroin overdose. I was on a suicide mission Solombrino...
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Boom. 2016; 6389–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.89
Published: 01 September 2016
... place over four months in 2016. The project explored how small-scale staged literary interventions like a storytelling hour could have a productive impact on a community. The initiative came about as a way to promote something called “literary justice,” which is premised on the idea of a culture that...
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Boom. 2015; 5129–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.29
Published: 01 March 2015
... huge warehouses to the east of Los Angeles, where they are reloaded for their final destinations across the country. But along every stop of that journey, there are communities and environments dealing with the consequences of trans-Pacific trade. This has resulted in new community-based movements...
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Boom. 2015; 54104–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.104
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; 5464–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.64
Published: 01 December 2015
...Russell Jeung An experience with a young Cambodian neighbor in Oakland whom relatives believed to be possessed by a ghost leads the author to reflect on his evangelical Christian ministry in the community. This piece discusses tutoring students in the Oak Park neighborhood of Oakland, the role of...
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Boom. 2015; 5444–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.44
Published: 01 December 2015
... firsthand. This reversal of the standard missionary dynamic—where American Christians bring their style of religious practice to places such as Kenya—has had a profound impact on this suburban California religious community. In the last decade, Mariners has become more involved in its wider community...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
... community activism and advocacy for the homeless together with Berkeley Catholic Workers, eventually resulting in a café inside of Berkeley’s People’s Park in 1989, providing rationale for Scheper-Hughes’s own well-known applied anthropology and activism, which has made her famous as one of today’s leading...
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Boom. 2016; 63100–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.100
Published: 01 September 2016
... aims to co-create with community organizations by combining scholarly, artistic, and activist practices with one another. These images provide glimpses from a near future that has begun to dismantle the barriers within and between Los Angeles and Mexico City, building bridges instead of walls. © 2016...
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Boom. 2016; 63120–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.120
Published: 01 September 2016
... have deep roots in these institutional, cultural, and technological histories. But yet, for all its grand ambitions for reckoning with the world, the university has remained by and large an isolated institution, walled in and often walled off from its surrounding community, accessible to a chosen few...
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Boom. 2013; 3287–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.87
Published: 01 July 2013
...Nickolas Mario Perrone This is a review of two books that cover cooperative movements, communalism, and utopia in California. The review serves as a vehicle for observations on how cooperative communal movements have influenced each other and the development of radical reform and revolutionary...
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Boom. 2016; 6288–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.88
Published: 01 June 2016
... social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. This article describes, and includes excerpts from, State of Incarceration , an LAPD production that taps the inside knowledge of core company members, including Kevin Michael Key, Riccarlo Porter, Anthony Taylor, and Ronnie...
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Boom. 2016; 62104–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.104
Published: 01 June 2016
..., bonding together with members of other races from the newfound community, seeking a way out of the intense life on the yard, however deep they may be into the prison dynamics. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Folsom Prison Greystone Chapel Johnny Cash prison chapels...
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Boom. 2015; 5120–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.20
Published: 01 March 2015
...Wendy Cheng While Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley is best known for being the “first suburban Chinatown,” it is actually a lively, multiethnic, and multiracial community with a complex past, and an emerging arts scene that celebrates that complexity. Today, the “SGV” constitutes the largest...
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Boom. 2016; 6176–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.76
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eric Brightwell Ethnic enclaves serve as segregated ghettos, negotiated spaces, tourist attractions, and vibrant shopping and residential districts for many of Los Angeles’s diverse communities. The enclaves are products of both historical racial discrimination and self-segregation driven by mutual...
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Boom. 2015; 5434–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.34
Published: 01 December 2015
... generation of seekers. Still, the news of religion’s imminent demise is premature. A search for self-transcendence, both through a commitment to some form of practice associated with the examined life and within a community of likeminded practitioners, has not withered away. This study of the diverse...
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Boom. 2014; 4386–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.86
Published: 01 September 2014
...Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo This article tells the story of a central Los Angeles community garden and the women, who came primarily from Southern Mexico and Central America, who had plots there. The garden fostered an informal support network for the women and families who used it, and a place to...
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Boom. 2015; 5490–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.90
Published: 01 December 2015
... by Vietnamese Catholics in southern California, who then exported the Vietnamized image to Catholic communities in Vietnam and other parts of the world. Today, the image of Our Lady of La Vang has become a global representation of the Virgin Mary as an Asian woman © 2015 by the Regents of the...
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Boom. 2013; 3117–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.17
Published: 01 May 2013
... site of organized pilgrimage events by Japanese Americans with personal connections to it and as such, serves as the epicenter for a virtual community of interested persons. This paper investigates the camp’s continued legacy by examining its effect on community development, what remains physically...