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Boom. 2011; 146–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.6
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jim Hinch The work of artist and former East L.A. gang member Fabian Debora highlights the religiosity of Los Angeles' myriad immigrant communities. Debora paints within the Chicano tradition but, like many young contemporary Chicano artists, looks beyond the movement's historic focus on political...
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Boom. 2011; 1454–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.54
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kelly Lytle Hernández Convicts and undocumented immigrants are similarly excluded from full social and political membership in the United States. Disfranchised, denied core protections of the social welfare state and subject to forced removal from their homes, families, and communities, convicts...
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Boom. 2015; 5129–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.29
Published: 01 March 2015
..., which have helped bring about major policy changes to address the impacts on environmental, health, labor, and community. Los Angeles, itself a city of immigrants, including from China, has been at the center of these changes, which are beginning to reach back to China too. © 2015 by the Regents 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. 2012; 2379–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.79
Published: 01 October 2012
... University of California Press's Rights and Permissions website, http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2012 Mexican immigration South Central Los Angeles California, community studies boom | fa l l 2 012 79 Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 2, Number 3, pps 79 85. ISSN 2153-8018...
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Boom. 2016; 6416–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.16
Published: 01 December 2016
... and preserve San Francisco s Latino community? By virtue of being visually provocative or beautiful, murals may be easier magnets for community support and thereby effective political tools. Nicaraguan immigrant and longtime San Francisco resident Erick Arguello has recently con- vinced the city to...
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Boom. 2016; 6470–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.70
Published: 01 December 2016
... to Sicilian and Mexican immigrant parents in 1950 and raised in the southwest Los Angeles County industrial town of Hawthorne, as a first-generation college student, Gioia earned his BA from Stanford, MA in compar- ative literature from Harvard, and MBA back at Stanford, leading him into the busi...
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Boom. 2016; 6492–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.92
Published: 01 December 2016
... assem- bling communities from tract houses and strip malls. I m tired of my own sentimentality for landscapes that are rendered either as an open wound or a throat pulled back, ready for the knife. Pity is misplaced if there is no place in it for you or me. The choice for Californians north and south...
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Boom. 2016; 6434–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.34
Published: 01 December 2016
... Underground Gardens is a series of subterranean tunnels, grottos, and patios that were designed and built by a Sicilian immigrant named Baldasare Forestiere. It took him over forty years to complete, and he used only hand tools throughout its construction. Forestiere worked with- out blueprints or plans...
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Boom. 2016; 6325–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.25
Published: 01 September 2016
... wall was more violently broken. One segment, which was to be performed in Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights, a historic immigrant community in Los Angeles currently under severe threat of gentrification and displacement, was regularly overtaken by shouting protestors demanding that these operatic out...
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Boom. 2016; 63v–vi doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.v
Published: 01 September 2016
...; Greg Nie- meyer, a New Media scholar at Berkeley; Shannon Jackson, a professor of rhetoric and performance studies; and Walter Hood, a professor of landscape architecture. This sort of collaborative innovation is something California is quite favorable to, its communities frequently on the edge of...
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Boom. 2016; 6358–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.58
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; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
Published: 01 September 2016
... middle of an old Japanese American neighborhood. That church I under- stood to be the largest Japanese American congregation on the US mainland. I point this out because, in the post- war, Japanese American institutions such as temples and churches became centers of community and hostels to receive...
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Boom. 2016; 6394–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.94
Published: 01 September 2016
... migration, immigration, border cross- ings, political refugees, practices of economic exchange, as well as multicultural artistic influences and hybrid urban landscapes. Rather than flows and networks, urban human- ities considers interweavings, intimacies, conflicts, collectiv- ities, and engagement among...
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Boom. 2016; 6384–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.84
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Noam Shoked traveled to LA as part of the class to study bicycling communities there. When we asked Crawford to tell us a little bit about the class, she wrote that while preparing for the course, we spotted a photograph of a roadside No Cruising sign, which opened our minds to the possibility of...
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Boom. 2016; 6350–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.50
Published: 01 September 2016
... united a mostly white constituency of antiwar radicals with the Berkeley Black Caucus through a single central issue: com- munity control of the police. This demand linked minority communities whose members felt targeted by and under- represented in the police force with students and other citi- zens...
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Boom. 2016; 6298–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.98
Published: 01 June 2016
...- dental murder of Aiyana Stanley-Jones in Detroit, and six years since the murder of Oscar Grant in Oakland. The budding #BlackLivesMatter campaign brought to public prominence for the first time for many Americans the link between mass incarceration and the brutal overpolicing of Black communities...
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Boom. 2016; 6188–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.88
Published: 01 March 2016
...David Butow “Latino urbanism” describes the myriad ways that immigrants from Latin America are remaking American cities to feel more like the places from which they came. It describes a culture in many ways the opposite of the “intensely private” city Leon Whiteson described, with an emphasis much...
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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. 2016; 6124–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.24
Published: 01 March 2016
... regulate construction and land use coalesced, many of the well-intentioned early reformers who sought to improve the conditions of working people were pushed to the sidelines as the drive for zoning became more about excluding people, namely immigrants and African Americans.2 California cities had long...