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Boom. 2013; 3382–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.82
Published: 01 September 2013
... the Regents of the University of California 2013 Mono Lake Owens Valley Owens Lake birds LADWP graham chisholm Owens Valley and the Public Trust Remaking a place for nature T he Owens Valley and adjoining Mono Basin are intimately connected toplaces far away, not just through the Los...
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Boom. 2012; 2318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.18
Published: 01 October 2012
... U r E Stories of food and place from Oakland s Brown Sugar Kitchen kimberly nettles-barcelón California Soul Oakland, California, has long been a place with an embattled food politic. In 1968 the Black Panther Party (BPP), a militant political organization founded in Oakland, initiated a series of...
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Boom. 2011; 135–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.5
Published: 01 August 2011
...Louis Warren; Spring Warren Poet Gary Snyder talks about West Coast poetry and being a California poet. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 geography poetry place landscape West Coast boom | FA L L 2 011 5 Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 3, pps 5...
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Boom. 2016; 6439–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.39
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lynell George Moving back and forth from Los Angeles to San Francisco, this essay travels back in time to an imported experience of African American culture that came to the West Coast. Part of a familial culture, which converged with this place amidst the streets, and trees, and family heirlooms...
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Boom. 2016; 646–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.6
Published: 01 December 2016
...David L. Ulin Traversing the kaleidoscope of memory of early adulthood in the San Francisco bay area, David Ulin describes the places as he remembers them with picturesque account: Andrew Molera State Park, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Old Waldorf, and Sutro Tower, with the particulars, and what...
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Boom. 2014; 4136–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.36
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rebecca Solnit This article considers California as an island, as a place apart. In five fragments, it looks at the state as a place where ideas are exchanged, imported and exported; as a place whose economy, geography and politics keep it apart from the rest of the country; as islands within...
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Boom. 2016; 6325–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.25
Published: 01 September 2016
... future to unfold. In contrast to theory-laden speculative philosophy, or to the incrementalism of design in the built environment, or even to the extreme opposite of ungrounded utopianism, immanent speculation rigorously extracts latent alternative realities embedded in a place through the method of...
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Boom. 2016; 6462–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.62
Published: 01 December 2016
... California, the essay focuses on the unmistakeable scent of the place and how its reality is transmitted down through time, generation to generation. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Marijuana Gold Rush Yuba California Gold Country back to the land Malakoff Diggins...
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Boom. 2016; 6434–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.34
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alex Espinoza Novelist Alex Espinoza examines ways in which memory and place are tied to specific geographic sites of knowledge throughout his life as a Californian. His journey from the factory-lined streets and avenues of the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area to the...
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Boom. 2016; 6428–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.28
Published: 01 December 2016
... own understanding of California and its place in the world. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Los Angeles Pope Francis Catholicism California values Californian kevin starr A Boom Interview Editor s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the...
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Boom. 2016; 6389–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.89
Published: 01 September 2016
... place over four months in 2016. The project explored how small-scale staged literary interventions like a storytelling hour could have a productive impact on a community. The initiative came about as a way to promote something called “literary justice,” which is premised on the idea of a culture that...
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Boom. 2016; 634–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.4
Published: 01 September 2016
... challenges involved in attempting to transform the knowledge and practices within stable institutional configurations. Yet our experience, where “place” comes into analytic focus, has shown that urban humanities produce superior understandings of the structure/agency connection by a self-conscious...
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Boom. 2016; 631–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.1
Published: 01 September 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do in California. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Danny Leon The de Young Occupy movement state elections P-22 Octavia Butler Clockshop Huntington Library Nicole...
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Boom. 2016; 62104–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.104
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason S. Sexton Folsom Prison’s Greystone Chapel is perhaps the most famous California prison chapel, thanks to Johnny Cash. Open to all inmates is a great beacon of hope for everyone in a place that is, by all definitions, a massive failure of a social engineering experiment. Yet within the...
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Boom. 2016; 624–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.4
Published: 01 June 2016
... think these changes are for the better or not, they are happening, and they provide us with two staggering challenges that if met—with vigor, with empathy, and with practicality—will make California a safer and more humane place for all. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016...
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Boom. 2016; 6260–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.60
Published: 01 June 2016
... responsibility for pain he caused, Carlos began actively seeking forgiveness from a number of places—society, his family, the family of his victim, God, and even Pope Francis, to whom Carlos wrote after encouragement from Kennedy. To Carlos’s surprise, on 21 January 2016, the Pope wrote him back. © 2016 by The...
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Boom. 2016; 621–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.1
Published: 01 June 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do in California. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Anthony Hernandez Folsom Prison Museum Los Angeles Poverty Department Hadar Aviram...
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Boom. 2014; 4497–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.97
Published: 01 December 2014
... California’s identity as a cultural destination for tourists as well as for natives of the Golden State. By linking specific geographical places, such as Glen Ellen, Salinas, and San Francisco to books and to their authors, California’s literary shrines weave a kind of cultural magic that transcends time and...
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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; 611–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.1
Published: 01 March 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do this spring in California © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Salvation Mountain Leonard Knight CicLAvia Open Streets Festival Oakland Museum Suiseki Jedediah Caesar A...