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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; 6452–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.52
Published: 01 December 2016
... the 1950s, McWilliams had produced a stream of first-rate books and articles that established him as California s shrewdest observer. His history of California farm labor, Factories in the Field (1939), impressed Thompson, who was compiling his own photographs for a book project called The...
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Boom. 2016; 6434–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.34
Published: 01 December 2016
.... The topography of Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley, courtesy of NASA/JPL/NIMA. BOOM | W I N T E R 2016 35 In 2007, after my first novel was published, I decided to go on the job market. When I came across the announce- ment for the teaching position at Fresno State, there was only one thing I knew...
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Published: 01 September 2016
... Arts Research Center. J O N A T H A N C R I S M A N is project director for the Urban Humanities Initiative at University of California, Los Angeles; director of No Style, a design and publishing practice; and with Jia Gu he forms LA-BOR, an interdisciplinary art and architecture studio. D A N A C U F...
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Boom. 2016; 63120–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.120
Published: 01 September 2016
... were not just part and parcel of late nineteenth and early twentieth century thought but were also framing assumptions in his published writings.1 How do we confront these profound histories of exclusion and hierarchy that are literally inscribed in the edi- fices of the university?Howdowe open the...
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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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Published: 01 June 2016
..., popular culture, and print culture. A N N A C H A L L E T is a reporter with New America Media. M I R O S L A V A C H A´ V E Z - G A R C I´ A is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the History department. In 2012, she published the book States of Delinquency: Race and Science in...
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Boom. 2016; 621–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.1
Published: 01 June 2016
... quaint town to the Folsom Prison Museum. The museum chronicles the history of the prison and houses a trove of photographs, artifacts, and Johnny Cash memo- rabilia from his famous trip there. This museum is only one of two operating prison museums in California and is run by the Retired Correctional...
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Boom. 2016; 6298–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.98
Published: 01 June 2016
... seeks the abolition of all forms of slavery in their entirety, and we believe that begins by recognizing that prisons are a form of legal slavery. United States history proves helpful for animating this argument for prison abolition. The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified 6 December 1865 and is often...
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Published: 01 March 2016
... globalization, set against the backdrop of the U.S.-Mexico border. N A T E B E R G is a journalist covering cities, architecture, and urban planning. His work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, the Guardian, and many others. E R I C...
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Boom. 2016; 6158–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.58
Published: 01 March 2016
... behest of John Entenza, Arts & Architecture s publisher between 1938 and 1962, dreamed up in the magazine s editorial offices when wartime shortages and restrictions relegated capital-A archi- tecture to the drawing board. Those constraints looked like they were going to ease enough that with its June...
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Boom. 2015; 541–2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.1
Published: 01 December 2015
... are no people present as the sun illuminates the sublime Eastern Sierra. But in 1944, Adams also published Born Free and Equal, a book protesting the treatment of Japanese Ameri- cans who were rounded up and sent to internment camps such as Manzanar, less than ten miles from Lone Pine, during World...
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Published: 01 December 2015
... Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA. H A N N A H C H U is a freelance filmmaker and photographer from the San Francisco Bay area. She can be found under a pile of storyboards and scripts, or exploring the outdoors. P H I L I P C L A Y T O N is the Ingraham...
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Boom. 2015; 5490–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.90
Published: 01 December 2015
... to their homeland. In an article published in 1996, Vietnamese Americans were urged to visit the Our Lady of La Vang in Vietnam: Now is the time for overseas Vietnamese Catholics to be spiritually united and connected with the Catholic Church in the homeland. This is our aªrmation that, despite...
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Boom. 2015; 5472–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.72
Published: 01 December 2015
... religious innova- tion, meditation, drug experimentation, and theorizing about human potential in short, all things California.3 Jeffrey Kripal s history, Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion, puts the Esalen phenomenon in perspective.4 In one sense, no retreat center has ever been as inwardly...
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Boom. 2015; 5478–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.78
Published: 01 December 2015
... 1990s. Through a complicated history and even more complicated philosophy of psychedelia, the lasting significance of Jesus for both McCloud and the California narrative highlight the significance of this trippy Jesus story. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Jesus...
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Boom. 2015; 5420–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.20
Published: 01 December 2015
... with the Gold Rush, its population growing 410 percent between 1850 and 1860 as people from all over the world rushed in. BOOM | W I N T E R 2015 21 The point of this abbreviated history is to note how popu- lations and religions change dramatically in very short win- dows of time. California went from...
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Published: 01 September 2015
... B A R C O T T is an award-winning author who writes about science, the environment, and the outdoor world. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction. His newest book,Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America, was published in April 2015. R Y A N B R A D L E Y is a writer and...
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Boom. 2015; 5390–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.90
Published: 01 September 2015
... to work with. Of course, the fact that DNA is also the building block of life, a genetic finger- print and blueprint, makes replication all the more power- ful. As Mullis put it, DNA molecules in our cells are our history. . . . They are the stuff of which our future will be crafted. All of the...