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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... possible while pulling from sites and places where we live, requiring ongoing work at all levels of society. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 speculative reasoning performances immanent speculation decolonization academic speculation urban theory jonathan crisman...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... there is no reason for conventional thinking to remain so constrained. What we call urban humanities produce historically grounded conjectures, launched from the present toward an unknown future, that depend on and simultaneously help construct new urban imaginaries. When poets such as Lewis...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Tei Yamashita Jonathan Crisman and Jason Sexton interview Karen Tei Yamashita about motivating and influential features behind her novels and plays, which are difficult to define by genre: they have been called science fiction, speculative fiction, postmodern, postcolonial, magic realist, and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Photograph courtesy of Margaret Crawford. BOOM | F A L L 20 16 7 for speculation about the possibilities of what might be. In the zone where environmental design intersects with the humanities, humanists are drawn to think in ways that are at once more practical and more imaginative than they are accustomed...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... belief many of these rules were not implemented for health and safety reasons, but rather to boost property values by promoting economic and racial segregation. The article argues that the only way to deal with California’s current challenges is to start over with a new set of regulations that promote...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... ever seen. This makes Versailles look like Potter s Field And he said, You know, there s no reason why you shouldn t enjoy your life to the full Well, there s every reason. He was elegant and European, even though I think he was American-born, Robert Mondavi, but he was wealthy enough to indulge...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... at Boston s Museum of Science that I began to wake up. Based on the Scottish geologist Dougal Dixon s After Man: a Speculative Zoology of the Future, this exhibit examined the possible animals that might evolve out of present-day ones, given fifty million years or so. There were gigantic, whale-like...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 68–77.
Published: 01 September 2013
... nightmare of a dry Los Angeles could be only weeks away. They raised the specter of private speculators acquiring control of the municipal system if the voters failed to act although the only such figure known was a former partner of Mulhol- land s who had been unable to raise funds for such a scheme in...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 December 2012
....indd 33 12/21/12 7:33 PM 34 b o o m c a l i f o r n i a . c o m Frederick Hacker s claim that motion pictures contribute to, or at least shape, the content of criminal activity, along with his astonishing speculation that motion pictures double the delinquency rate of their juvenile audience.44 In...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... were owned and controlled by a single entity and designed in a uniform scale and format, outdoor advertising reflected the diversity of land ownership and fervor of real estate speculation. Signs were painted on the sides of fences and barns facing a rail corridor. They were attached to trees, boulders...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
... bombing ranges. After the war the Mojave became a magnet for speculative real estate schemes. The most famous was California City, the brainchild of Nathan Mendelsohn, a Columbia University sociologist who in 1958 purchased 82,000 acres about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Mendelsohn promoted his project...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... hegemony, the expansion of reason and of capital. As with the Renaissance and its products, then, any admiration for it is accompanied by scholarly, political, and critical reserve. Critically, the blurring of the boundaries between science and politics, between aesthetics and con- sumption, is deeply...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., than their local governments). But even as Proposition 13 in- advertently centralized authority in Sacramento, the initiative process has relentlessly curtailed the ability of Sacramento and, of course, local governments to exercise it. The reason is obvious. By their very nature, initiatives either...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 March 2011
... booms, and real-estate speculation. The corollary of the outlandish boom is the crippling bust. In the 1870s, following a devastating financial crisis, unemployment soared, political discontent escalated, and eventually a constitutional convention was called to rewrite the state s funda- mental...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 36–49.
Published: 01 March 2011
... long before the current crisis. Indeed, the worst fears and prognostica- tions associated with the collapse of the housing market in 2008 speculators taking enormous profits while destabi- lizing housing values, individual homeowners with zero or negative equity, buyers unable to access credit...