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Boom. 2015; 524–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.4
Published: 01 June 2015
...Richard White All photographs are historical photographs. Whether they existed for seconds or millennia before the shutter clicks, the objects in the frame all have a history. Without knowing that history, photographs can become dead objects, untethered in time and space. The author uses...
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Boom. 2014; 4437–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.37
Published: 01 December 2014
...Brock Winstead This article recounts the history of the author's house and surrounding area in the Golden Gate neighborhood of Oakland, California, from the pre-colonial era to the present. The article emphasizes the repeated instances of displacement of one class of residents by another...
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Boom. 2014; 4464–70 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.64
Published: 01 December 2014
... gray brechin A New Deal for California Recovering a history hidden in plain sight Hubris doesn t begin to describe what we proposed to do: document every lastphysical trace of the Depression-era federal Works Progress Administration(WPA) in California. All of it every plaque, school, fountain, tennis...
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Boom. 2014; 4426–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.26
Published: 01 December 2014
... Burying my family s history in Bakersfield P lease go away the handwritten sign says. It s not worth getting a bullet inyour ass The sign is taped to the wall in the kitchen of the house my familyabandoned in Bakersfield. I guess they couldn t read my neighbor Mario says and laughs nervously. The...
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Boom. 2014; 43103–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.103
Published: 01 September 2014
...Peter S. Alagona This essay looks at the history of Santa Cruz Island and preservation and conservation efforts there through the work of the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the University of California Natural Reserve System. Alagona argues that these efforts are sometimes...
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Boom. 2014; 43122–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.122
Published: 01 September 2014
...Lila Higgins; Emily Hartop The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is reconnecting to the city around it and in the process discovering a vital role for itself in the life of the city and its future. This article’s authors both work for the museum. Lila Higgins describes a Los Angeles...
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Boom. 2014; 4292–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.92
Published: 01 June 2014
...Annie Powers A brief history of the phrase “Die Techie Scum,” which has been appeared as graffiti on San Francisco walls, handed out on postcards, printed on shirts, and yelled at commuters to Silicon Valley. The die [fill in the blank] scum construction has been used frequently in the past thirty...
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Boom. 2014; 4294–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.94
Published: 01 June 2014
... boom and bust from 1999 to 2000. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Gentrification protest Manhattanization redevelopment housing rent control dot-com boom chris carlsson Shaping the City from Below San Francisco s history offers lessons for the future San...
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Boom. 2013; 3314–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.14
Published: 01 September 2013
...Sara V. Torres The Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform—a joint project of UCLA Library and the Metabolic Studio—is working with other archival repositories to digitize, aggregate, and curate the documentary records of the aqueduct’s construction and history. The new digital platform coincides...
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Boom. 2013; 3338–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.38
Published: 01 September 2013
... landscape Metabolic Studio Ansel Adams william fox Camera Obscura A photographic history of the LA Aqueduct T he Los Angeles Aqueduct is a product of early twentieth-century engineering,and much of its history has been created through photography, the dominantimaging technology of that century. The...
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Boom. 2016; 6384–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.84
Published: 01 September 2016
... during the course had both varied and unexpected interpretations as ten students majoring in art practice, art history, architecture, and performance studies each selected a dimension of mobility they wished to identify on field trips to LA. One goal of these field trips, or research studios, was to get...
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Boom. 2013; 3292–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.92
Published: 01 July 2013
...Matt Black The social history of the Central Valley has been poked, prodded, dissected by generations of journalists, photographers, historians, storytellers of all stripes looking to puzzle out once and for all the poverty-choked enigma that is California's farm belt. From The Grapes of Wrath to...
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Boom. 2012; 2479–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.79
Published: 01 December 2012
... short period of time. By night, the Strip was, and still is, Hollywood s playground, where the entertainment industry came to party and see or be seen at nightclubs, rock clubs, robert landau Excerpt: Live on the Sunset Strip The street that made music history Boom0204_09.indd 79 1/16/13 5:13 PM 80 b o...
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Boom. 2016; 6462–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.62
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...
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Boom. 2016; 6410–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.10
Published: 01 December 2016
...Susan Straight Thousands of women who survived the Vietnam War, whose husbands were sent to reeducation camps after working with American military, now live in the US, where nail salons anchor almost every strip mall and flourish inside luxury malls as well. The history of how Vietnamese women came...
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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. 2016; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
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; 6350–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.50
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; 6368–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.68
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; 61116–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.116
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...