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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
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 (2014) 4 (3): 95–102.
Published: 01 September 2014
... before and since. He then turns his attention to his own suburban neighborhood and California more broadly, and the way a sense of place, history, community, and nature are bound up in them. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Rancho Los Alamitos Los Angeles River Bixby...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
... philanthropy in ways that matter, an apparent wholesale willingness to destroy its host community. And that s not pretty. Boom: You once wrote about Walter Benjamin s angel of history and imagined an angel of alternative history. Could you imagine an alternative history for the possibilities that didn t play...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 79–85.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Ana Elizabeth Rosas Using a combination of oral life history interviews, field observation, and conversations with undocumented Mexican immigrant parents raising children born in the United States in South Central Los Angeles, California, this in-depth consideration of the state of emergency they...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 100–104.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Keenan Norris This short essay contextualizes the New Year's Day 2009 murder of Bay Area youth Oscar Grant, placing his murder by police, the arrest, charging, trial and conviction of the police officer, and the media and community reaction in a vast historical and geographic context. The situation...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... buildup. This essay offers a brief history of Latino San Francisco, using the murals of the Mission as the lens from which to examine Latinos historical presence in the city and to interrogate what part they will play in its future. Historically, Latino artists in San Francisco and else- where have used...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... bender a 169-year binge lubricated by gold, cattle, wheat, oil, sub-urban housing, the Cold War, and a marketing campaign of seductive power. At every stage of its history, each of the state s exploitable ecologies has been dressed up as another paradise, pandering to the latest wave of hopelessly...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
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) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... against its racist history, La Jollans, concerned about civil rights and separation of church and state, started in 1989 what became a long-standing ruckus demanding that the cross be taken down. Like all good art, the work is too meaningful. It communicates too much too well. The UC San Diego library...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... accomplish with drawing from the deepest visions of this place, even back to the conquest? Starr: As a graduate student at Harvard supported by a Danforth Fellowship, I had the opportunity to read some- what extensively in the history and literature of the United States and, thereby, to come to the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... a place like Fresno. That s never been my style. Nor am I here to praise it, to paint an inauthentic picture of the city as an idyllic community untouched by problems plaguing it and similar inland cities of California. It s true that we have a high number of drug abusers, that we drink a lot, and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... down history as if it were a set. It s my childhood home, not the first, but the one we inhabited the longest. Moving through rooms, closets, and overstuffed drawers, I ve unearthed all manner of lost treasures: pocket watches, maps, deeds to homes long razed. This house, I realize, became a nest not...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 100–109.
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) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... death of a thousand cuts, that is to say by variances. I was briefly an urban design commissioner in Pasadena in the mid- 1990s and saw how easily state-of-the-art design standards and community plans were pushed aside by campaign con- tributors and big developers. If you don t intervene in the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of urban space is fragmented into disconnected islands of community, what does a mass shooting in San Bernardino, at the urban periphery, mean to someone living in the city of Los Angeles proper? How do Angelenos process an act of violence toward a queer, primarily Puerto Rican, community at an...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... how the California city is built from and on shifting histories of encounter and settlement by many groups with different backgrounds, interests, and beliefs, all needed to work together to build a better future. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 murals race city...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... most certainly experimental. Between her transnational history, her role as a maker, and the strong spatiality of her writing, Yamashita’s insights have shaped the way urban humanities are practiced. Her landmark 1997 novel, Tropic of Orange , has become a key text and model for creative practice for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jason S. Sexton © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 F R OM T H E E D I T O R S D E S K T O P Someone once said that to understand the West, recovering a sense of its history, visit Europe; and to see where it s headed in the future, look to California. This trope...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... poli- ticians to a different spectrum of imagined possibilities that is, that the LA River is an actual river. At each stage in the recent history of the LA River, people brought with them motivating ideas about the city what it is, where nature belongs, what history is inscribed there. These ideas are...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Here Nor There Engaging Mexico City and Los Angeles Much of urban history research has sought to pair or categorize cities on the basis of complementarity of existing source material. But these categorizations should be disrupted by a creative use of sources, and increasing inclination to fuse...