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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 54–68.
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 (2011) 1 (4): 6–9.
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) 1 (4): 45–53.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Albert Hurtado Immigrants, whether characterized as "illegal aliens" or "undocumented workers," have been a constant feature of California history from its beginning. This essay looks at immigration controversies during the Mexican era. Hurtado finds striking parallels with todays immigration...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 26–30.
Published: 01 November 2011
... misuse of research funds, a charge that could have resulted in his termination. At issue was the work of his research organizations, b.a.n.g. lab (for “bits, atoms, neurons, genes”) and his Electronic Disturbance Theater. Dominguez directed these organizations in creating the Transborder Immigrant Tool...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 88–101.
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 (2015) 5 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
...–hosting a farmers market on the church grounds, donating to local charities, hosting intrafaith discussions, encouraging its members to take a more hands–on approach to charity, and becoming involved in political issues such as immigration reform. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Peruvian celebration of El Señor de Los Milagros, and Noche de Altares. Even as these and many other similar festivals simultaneously represent the irruption and interruption of the sacred in the public sphere, these festivals reflect the multi-religious character of immigration. These public rituals say...
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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): 37–54.
Published: 01 June 2012
... oldtimers. A second narrative of demographic change reacts negatively to rapid population growth, soaring immigration and racial change. Remarkably, virtually all the premises in these two narratives have been overturned by events. Instead, a different set of urgent problems and opportunities have emerged...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 29–37.
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 (2011) 1 (4): 88–92.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Alexander I. Olson; Guillermo Nericcio García This article uses California’s long history of migration to question efforts by local Tea Party activists to push for an anti-immigration law modeled after Arizona’s notorious S.B. 1070. Focusing on Mary Hunter Austin’s description of a multilingual...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 44–56.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in historic numbers to chuckle Monday through Friday to El Cucuy’s radio show where matters of immigration, both personally and politically, were laced with humorous fanfare. As opposed to anger, laughter as a response to injustices can suppress, trivialize, and “laugh off” the matter at hand...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Michael Dear Michael Dear examines the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, from the first commission formed to map and delineate the physical border to the border fences constructed in recent decades as a response to illegal immigration and fears of terror threats. He considers this place in...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
... grew, ricocheted off histories of the Gold Rush, the Central Pacific Railroad, and Pacific-Rim immigration, and rebounded into modern understandings of Buddhism. I situate the saga in a wider history of modern-contemporary representations of and responses to the Buddha. Ultimately, this is not a story...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 116–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... landscape there is one of great beauty the underlying fact is that it is a place of great economic inequality. A careful and considered reading of images in this photo essay makes that apparent. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 agriculture immigration landscape...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 31–44.
Published: 01 November 2011
... immigration system in spite of a record of failure to ensure safe and fair working conditions for participants. Increasingly, Garcia argues, these programs are shaping the way we all live, work, and belong in this world. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 guest workers Chicano...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-immigrant bumbler seems a parody of the man, but an evaluation of the sum of his accomplishments suggests there was much more to him than his opponents concede. 10 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 4, pps 10 15. ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2011 by...
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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
... 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) 6 (4): 70–73.
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...