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Boom. 2015; 5286–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.86
Published: 01 June 2015
...Jon Christensen Two years ago, Jon Christensen and Stamen Design began to explore social media generated every day in California parks, open spaces and natural areas, from city centers to wilderness areas. So far, they have gathered social media from more than half a million unique users of...
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Boom. 2015; 5494–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.94
Published: 01 December 2015
... individual Mulsim responses to that question appear in this article. Research is based on two years of fieldwork and more than 100 semi-structured interviews conducted by a University of California-based research team. Themes of daily guidance, family, social justice, equality and inequality, Islamic living...
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Boom. 2016; 641–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.1
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; 6452–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.52
Published: 01 December 2016
... writing his first-person account of life with the motorcycle gang. Dedicated to McWilliams, Hell s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga was Thompson s first bestseller, a parade example of New Journalism and a shrewd critique of the mainstream media. For the rest of his career, McWilliams was the one...
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Boom. 2016; 6416–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.16
Published: 01 December 2016
... until all or most of the original working-class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed1 The late twentieth- and twenty-first-century tech-boom-related gentrifica- tion of San Francisco has undeniably changed the city s character and its accessibility to the...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
... our curious and playful toddlers; we said we would not leave until we could speak to then Chancellor Roger Heyns. However, the tables were turned, and we were locked down inside the reception area for several hours. The media came and dozens of our daycare parents cheered us on from out- side. As our...
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Boom. 2016; 6325–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.25
Published: 01 September 2016
... sold out almost as soon as they went on sale. My own viewing experience was possible only by hacking the machine: by analyzing hashtags on social media, I was able to discern where the most popular non- mobile scenes were performed, and I staged my own com- plimentary private viewing tour. With stops...
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Published: 01 September 2016
..., aesthetics, social meaning, and impact on the urban resident. A L E J A N D R O R AM I R E Z M E N D E Z is a Ph.D. student in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Los Angeles. He studies the representation of space in Mexican and Chicano/a narratives of the twentieth and...
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Boom. 2016; 63v–vi doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.v
Published: 01 September 2016
... University of California Berkeley and Los Angeles. While the LA School was critical, situated in social science, urban planning, and geography, another movement has emerged as more speculative, generative, and future-oriented. It brings urban planning, art, architecture, and the humanities to bear on...
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Boom. 2016; 631–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.1
Published: 01 September 2016
... distinguishedhimself by the personal intimacy he establishes with his subjects and the inventiveness of his practice. With his ability to find beauty in the starkest reality, Lyon has through his work provided a charged alternative to the bland vision of American life often depicted in the mass media. This exhibition...
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Boom. 2016; 6332–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.32
Published: 01 September 2016
... by Boyle Heights-based arts organization Self Help Graphics and Art, was entitled 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson. The exhibition anti-memorializes not just the forty-three students from Ayotzinapa, but victims of police brutality in the United States as well, linking the two social movements across...
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Boom. 2016; 63120–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.120
Published: 01 September 2016
..., stratified by economic, social, and racial differences, and perhaps too invested in the security of its storied past. The Urban Humanities initiative is an attempt both to apply conventional tools in unconventional ways and to invent new tools by respecting the fundamental virtue of bricks, namely their...
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Boom. 2016; 6368–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.68
Published: 01 September 2016
...Susan Moffat Albany Bulb, a former landfill, is a thirty-one-acre battleground for the Bay Area’s competing progressive movements for social justice, environmental conservation, and politically engaged art. Street protest, lawsuits, regulatory jockeying, anarchist camp-ins, and art have all been...
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Boom. 2016; 634–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.4
Published: 01 September 2016
..., simultaneous engagement with social theory, human experience, and social action. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Humanities Global Urban Humanities GeoHumanities university Urban Humanities cities manifesto transdisciplinary investigations Photograph courtesy of...
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Boom. 2016; 6252–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.52
Published: 01 June 2016
... commuted sentences from major sentencing law changes, never become paroled. MCRP participants are assisted in obtaining their California identification and Social Security cards both necessary to find employment. Re´sume´ writing, professional certifications, and job search assistance are also provided. If...
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Boom. 2016; 6176–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.76
Published: 01 March 2016
..., ethnically-specific interests. Enclaves serve as negotiated spaces by offering social services and familiar sorts of businesses where transactions are conducted in familiar languages and manners. Increasingly, ethnic enclaves are also tourist attractions where cultural festivals, restaurants, and other...
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Boom. 2015; 5454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.54
Published: 01 December 2015
... exuberantly, but others are socializing with their friends and taking selfies of their wildly colorful bodies to post on social media. But to Caru Das, the spiritual impact of the mantra works like fire it burns whether you believe it will or not. Memory and Ghosts: Pilgrimage to Manzanar Every fourth...
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Published: 01 December 2015
... Is Love: Song Of Songs Ruth Esther Jonah And Daniel, A Translation with Commentary. A N N A C H A L L E T is a reporter with New America Media. J O N C H R I S T E N S E N is the editor of Boom, a longtime journalist, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and...
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Boom. 2015; 5420–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.20
Published: 01 December 2015
... and Permissions web page, httpwww.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p¼reprints. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.20. 20 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Creation took place at Mt. Diablo according to the Miwok, who also consider Mt. Tamalpais sacred. Rapidly changing social, cultural, and religious landscapes are the norm...
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Boom. 2015; 5332–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.32
Published: 01 September 2015
... think about how we might use social media to change behavior. We need social scientists, cogni- tive psychologists, economists that s obvious. There s no question that environmentalists need all that, and, I would say, we also need the humanities. The humanities are a way to learn how to tell a story...