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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 46–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
... additional graphs comparing the use of Los Angeles to San Francisco and Northern California to Southern California since 1800. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Analysis California corpus analysis Google Books language distant reading literature david l. ulin and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 2016
... embraces stories as a part of life as part of a community-building effort. It is achieved when all members of a community have equal access to books and stories, stemming from numerous studies that demonstrate that a person’s access to literature is a strong indicator for a host of quality-of-life measures...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Robert Alter For author Robert Alter, moving from the Northeast to California meant moving from academic institutions with firmly established hierarchies to a place characterized by openness and flexibility. Comparative Literature at Berkeley made it possible for the author to explore a wide range...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 May 2013
...David Michalski A review of recent wine literature. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 wine taste authenticity terroir L I N E B Y L I N E david michalski Real Taste The search for authenticity in wine Jonathan Nossiter, Liquid Memory (New York: Farrar, Straus...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... retention of an intact barbed-wire-enclosed portion for housing, and the touchstones visited by former incarcerees and their families today. Research methods included field inventory, archive and literature review, participation in a pilgrimage event, and nearly four decades of personal interaction with the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 20–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... El Monte Arts Posse art literature performance wendy cheng East of East The global cosmopolitans of suburban LA W elcome to the San Gabriel Valley America s first suburban China-town1 A typical-looking twentieth-century suburbia a few miles east ofdowntown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
.../Doubleday). D A N A G I O I A is the ex-chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Poet Laureate of California. He received an MA in comparative literature from Harvard University and has published five full-length collec- tions of poetry between 1986 and 2016. M A T T H E W G U S H is the...
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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...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... well over-the-top performances. There s Tom Lutz s LA Review of Books, which has taken the West Coast world of the literature review by storm. LARB really is a worldwide publication, and largely a book review site, accompanied by other creative print media and essays, but nobody has the California beat...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... America. Our family came under HO in 1994. My mother was studying literature and law in Vietnam before the Viet Cong invaded Saigon. My parents chose to come to America so my brother and I could go to college. My mother told me that if I stayed in Vietnam, I would be selling lottery tickets on the streets...
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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): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... gold eye of sun mounting the east the gray anguished arms of avenue i will never leave here Wanda Coleman, Prisoner of Los Angeles2 A handful of years ago, I taught a class about Los Angeles. It was part history, part literature, part writing workshop. My goal was to encourage students to shake free...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
... planning with the goal of improving accessibility in cities. A N T H O N Y J . C A S C A R D I is dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, and professor of comparative literature, rhetoric, and Spanish. He is former director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities and of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... urban humanists based in Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Oakland Los Angeles the North creative writing LA literature Japanese Americans Japanese churches spatiality time Urban Humanities Anime Wong Tropic of Orange karen tei yamashita A...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
... College of Environmental Design, the fruits of an intensive program to develop a cohort of scholars fluent in the multilingual, multi-vocal methods that are the core of the urban humanities. Participants include scholars like Todd Presner, a professor of languages, literature, and Jewish studies at UCLA...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... history, area studies (e.g., Asian Languages and Culture, Latin American Studies), film studies, literature, performance studies, art practice, anthro- pology, ethnomusicology, architecture, landscape architec- ture, and planning. Using the rubric urban humanities we have taken global cities of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... boththe historic and symbolic center of the university, on the main quad in threeof the original buildings erected on the campus: Royce Hall, Powell Under- graduate Library, and the Humanities Building. They house departments that include dozens of world literatures and cultures stretching from the Middle...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... formations. Decades of Anglo hegemony in LA literature gave us Chandler s hard-boiled noir and Didion s upper-middle- class neuroses. Yamashita gave us Bobby: Chinese from Singapore with a Vietnam name speaking like a Mexican living in Koreatown. That s it The book spans seven days, with seven narratives...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reform. Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... America s earliest penitentiaries carefully designed meaningful space for religious worship. Yet despite California s emergence as a simultaneously secular and religious modern utopia,3 a secular vision dominated the design of California s first prisons. Professor of Law and Literature at Columbia...