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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 34–51.
Published: 01 July 2013
... his style. However, because he never moved to New York, Wilson remains under-researched and underappreciated by academic jazz experts. Using cultural history and cultural studies research methods, this essay makes the case that Gerald Wilson should be more widely recognized and honored for his genius...
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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 (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): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
... counterproductive because they rely on incomplete or outmoded understanding of the island’s human and ecological history. A better understanding of how history, culture, and nature shaped each other would lead to more complete conversation and better land management decisions. © 2014 by the Regents of the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., history, and cultural value. The authorities appear to have concluded all too quickly that the Buddha heads were nineteenth-century Chinese artifacts found on public land and thus subject to laws against artifact removal and cultural heritage policy. Concern over looting is entirely understandable, given...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 46–50.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Bauer This essay follows the history of hunting Indians in California to the hunting of Ishi—the “last wild Indian in North America”—by anthropologists from the University of California through to the present-day hunt for Ishi’s legacy and his physical remains. William Bauer explores why...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Rebecca Solnit An interview with writer Rebecca Solnit, about San Francisco’s ongoing upheaval during the tech boom. Topics covered include tech commuter shuttles (aka Google Buses), Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s history as a place where culture flourishes, and how the city is becoming an...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 91–97.
Published: 01 October 2012
... producers and consumers. Drawing on their own cultural genealogies, Los Angeles Chicana/os and Latina/os have not only claimed the scene for themselves, but have also rewrote themselves into the history of Los Angeles, and rewrote Los Angeles into the history of rock & roll. © 2012 by the Regents of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 82–86.
Published: 01 July 2013
... to the tales told by auteurs and city boosters. Even the poets iconoclastic behavior and outlawry, characteristic of many California lifestyles, cuts against the grain of the other Los Angeles s literary or cultural history. In Hold-Outs: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance, 1945 1992, Bill Mohr, a...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., archaeological sites, military training exercises, and other natural and cultural resources and land uses. This paper explores the current debate over renewable energy in the Mojave in the context of the region’s broader environmental history. What do Californians want from the Mojave Desert? We conclude that...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., Advertising History, Technology and Culture 30 (1989), 1035. 14 Roland Marchand, Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity 1920 1940 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985), 115. 15 Though counts differ, websites tracking species that fall under the federal Endangered Species Act list...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 92–99.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Howard V. Hendrix Using the ideas of culture theorist Walter Benjamin (among others), I examine the public response to two dams, Friant Dam and Florence Lake Dam, to illustrate the political and aesthetic reasons why Californians have very mixed feelings about the state's dams. The history of John...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 75–81.
Published: 01 May 2011
... history, its politics, and its culture. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. 2011 boom | S U M M E R 2 011 75 Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 2, pps 75 81. ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... eucalyptus trees that encircle the Snake Path in the upper floors of the library and the Mount Soledad cross rules the skyline. Tree and cross, in the deep literary culture derived from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, there are types and antitypes that link history together. Early on, soon after the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Literary Arts, he was born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. L O R I A . F L O R E S is an assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University specializing in the histories of US Latinos, immigration, labor, and the US-Mexico borderlands. She is the author of Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Geog- raphy of Murals and Graffiti Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1998), 235. 20 Menjivar, Immigrant Kinship Networks 110 111. Again, because the Census has historically undercounted Latinos due to the population s undocumented immigrant...
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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): 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): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... anthropologists. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 People’s Park Berkeley UC Berkeley activism education civil disobedience homelessness Loni Hancock Dorothy Day Catholic Workers applied anthropology Segment of Berkeley: A People s Bicentennial History of Telegraph...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Caitlin Mohan This personal piece of non-fiction explores the history of the Sierra Foothills and the current changes brought on by the marijuana industry. Attempts to present various ways of looking at how the changes in the Yuba River watershed are about and reflect important changes in...