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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Miriam Greenberg This article analyzes prevalent forms of sustainability discourse in California and around the world: eco-oriented sustainabilities, vernacular sustainabilities, justice-oriented sustainabilities, and market-oriented sustainabilities. It sketches the history of these discourses...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Peter Kareiva In this extended interview, Peter Kareiva, the former chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy and new head of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, talks about the connections between conservation science and cities. Among other topics, Kareiva discusses the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 12–23.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Earth, and to help build the tools we need to ultimately sustain the wonderful creatures and ecosystems that share our planet. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 California Academy of Sciences sea star Grey’s zebra orange sea fan Pacific footballfish Cuban land snail...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Annalee Newitz This short essay accompanies a gallery of six representations of possible California futures chosen by Annalee Newitz, editor of Gizmodo . The gallery includes a dystopian hellhole of scarcity and labor exploitation, a sustainable civilization of green urban designs, an Aztec...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., Maretich paints a picture of a community struggling under the effects of high crime, increasing poverty, and diminishing expectations in the wake of the Great Recession, which for Bakersfield is far from over. Exploring themes of sustainability, environmental policy, and personal responsibility, Maretich...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2013
... a cleaner and sustainable exemplar for other mega-cities around the world. Consequently, the Sipchens are pleased to answer affirmatively. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Los Angeles sustainability environmentalism water Bob Sipchen bob and rob sipchen How...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 9–16.
Published: 01 July 2013
... its larger southern end, called the San Joaquin Valley by locals. By World War II, the Valley had become one of the state’s economic engines, sustained by agribusiness, oil, and abundant cheap labor. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 track and field Bright's Disease...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... experiences against the larger cultural forces that were sweeping through San Francisco at the time, and when we consider their profound effect on Jerome John Garcia, they help us understand not only the Dead’s interest in ecstasy, mobility, and community, but also the source of the band’s sustained appeal...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... extinction environments sustainability alex steffen The Boom Interview What use is the future? E ditor s Note: Alex Steffen is a futurist and a self-described optimist. A nativeCalifornian, Steffen is keen on the future of the Golden State. So much so thathe moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 80–87.
Published: 01 November 2011
... manufacture and use is immeasurable, and deserves a place in the mainstream consciousness in the name of justice for this land and its people. This region exists as much imaginatively as it does literally, yet it also sustains one of the deadliest realities in the nation. A new understanding of this land...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California but to the world. The challenge of sustaining the printed page is real all around. In Boom s case, as a University of California Press publication, the journal sounded off with a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a strategic initiative in California Studies. The $722,000...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... incapable of unanimity4 The desire to sustain ecologies of the vernacular and live in habitats BOOM | W I N T E R 2016 95 of memory may be the new requirement for becoming Californian. Foucault distantly echoes Josiah Royce s notion of a Higher Provincialism,5 which finds the potential for moral...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Design, demonstrate an intellectual engagement with this enterprise that bodes well for its sustainability. Mean- while, the lead from UCLA s Urban Humanities Initiative, Professor of Architecture Dana Cuff, in collaborative interinstitutional fashion presents with Jennifer Wolch, dean of UC Berkeley s...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... networked capital, this kind of participatory, socially engaged, and bottom-up art can be a powerful force for good. In other words, it takes time and art can be a vehicle through which memory is sustained through time. This is especially important when accounts of what happened become increasingly...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... infrastructure needed to sustain it. Aque-ducts, reservoirs, and pumps have been central to the narrative of modern California as a hydraulic civilization: a society driven by the determination to do whatever it takes to maintain, defend, and expand access to water. Americans built soaring artistic monuments to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... seemingly endless sprawl of the city reversed when thousands of new housing units were built downtown, and artist-activist Lauren Bon turned thirty-two acres of urban wasteland into cornfields. Her next project, Bending the River Back into the City will create sustain- able public spaces along the LA...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... a Sustainable Humanities proclaims the need of preserving the intimacy of the small and [stewarding] the distinctiveness of the local while recognizing the attraction [and potential] of global networks and of relishing the commitment to teaching through innovations in the class- room, among...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... in the efforts of California s giant carceral State to shake itself free from the grip of persistent federal courts seeking to enforce constitutional rights for prisoners with a new kind of specialized prison that would service the larger prison system and make it more sustainable. In their...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
... sustainability permaculture Sierra Nevada Sacramento Delta Orange County utopia dystopia kim stanley robinson California: The Planet of the Future The Boom Interview K im Stanley Robinson is one of California s best-known and well-loved, livingscience fiction writers. A prolific writer, author of two...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): iii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and National Geographic. J O N C H R I S T E N S E N is the editor of Boom, a longtime journalist, and adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA. W E N D Y G I L M A R T I N is a writer...