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Boom. 2014; 4395–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.95
Published: 01 September 2014
... Hill Suburbia Urban nature Robert Dawson Gerbode Valley San Gabriel River Vernacular Geography d.j. waldie Nature s Haunted House Photographs by Luke Jaffar A View from Bixby Hill. Sometimes I go up on a hill that overlooks theconcrete box of the San Gabriel River where the river flows into...
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Boom. 2016; 6358–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.58
Published: 01 September 2016
... traffic I don t know whether this was really an adequate explanation but it cer- tainly convinced me that planners and activists need a much deeper understanding of the game. In the event, the middle class has finally come downtown but only to bring suburbia with them. The hipsters think they re living in...
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Boom. 2015; 5120–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.20
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. 2013; 3427–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.27
Published: 01 December 2013
... interplan- etary romance and gee-whiz gizmo stories. While Bradbury drew on an extensive tradition of Mars fiction, the stories have almost nothing in common with Edgar Rice Bur- roughs s Barsoom novels of the previous generation. They are better understood as explorations of postwar suburbia: John Cheever...
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Boom. 2013; 3473–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.73
Published: 01 December 2013
..., defined the good life, and stood on the shoulders of a generation that had survived both the Great Depression and World War II. California provided a safe haven for returned soldiers to start families in suburbia; a national model in the interstate system and other ambi- tious public works projects; and...
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Boom. 2013; 3412–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.12
Published: 01 December 2013
... follows nuclear apocalypse, The Gold Coast extrapolates a 2027 autopia from 1980s suburbia and hyperconsumption, and Pacific Edge allows that even the OC might have access to a sustainable future, as communi- ties reclaim the coast from cars and concrete. The sci-fi imagination has a strong link (one...
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Boom. 2013; 343–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.3
Published: 01 December 2013
... of orange groves were pulled out and turned into suburbia, every day for ten years. And so by the time I went off to college at UC San Diego, it was a completely different landscape. At that same time I started reading science fiction. New wave science fiction was what I dove into. Modernism was...
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Boom. 2013; 3252–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.52
Published: 01 July 2013
... imagery, they felt as if they owned the aspects of the community that allowed it to harmonize with this ideal. In Building Suburbia, Dolores Hayden describes this as the triple dream ownership of a single-family home, a rural setting, and genuine neighborly sociability.14 For these reasons, the golf...
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Boom. 2012; 2362–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.62
Published: 01 October 2012
... transportation system, sometimes emulate suburbia. An animal species dies out when its ecosystem is severely compromised. Biodiversity is reduced. The story of the human species and its ecosystems is even more complicated. Instead of the species as a whole, what becomes endangered when a cultural ecosystem...
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Boom. 2011; 1282–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.82
Published: 01 May 2011
... format Beautiful Music, a post-WWII FM radio format that stations like KWXY employed to characterize their soft and unobtrusive music. It was mood music for the imagi- nary quiet villages of post-war suburbia, its formulaic, nearly commercial-free hush meant to heal the ears of a country made tired...