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Boom. 2014; 4186–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.86
Published: 01 March 2014
...Michael Dear Michael Dear examines the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, from the first commission formed to map and delineate the physical border to the border fences constructed in recent decades as a response to illegal immigration and fears of terror threats. He considers this place in...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
..., destruction, blood, and the pollution of our enemies, the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave But sing it we do, on cue. Then, suddenly, there is a tipping point that brings one to their senses. Following the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, something snapped back home in the United States. Some...
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Boom. 2016; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
Published: 01 September 2016
... book would be differ- ent if written today. The technology would be updated, cellphones ubiquitous, and terrorism and religious funda- mentalism intrinsic to the plot. Someone else needs to write the update. It surprises me that the book continues to have reach and readership, but it is satisfying to...
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Boom. 2016; 6176–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.76
Published: 01 March 2016
... survived this racist terrorism but was later almost entirely destroyed to make room for the construction of Union Station. The last remnants of the old Chinatown were obliterated by construction of the Hollywood Freeway in 1954. By then there was a new Chinatown, built in 1938 and designed largely as an...
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Boom. 2015; 5398–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.98
Published: 01 September 2015
... weapon of psychological terror. Lawrence never apologized for his work on the H-bomb, either, even when he was accused of using the program to expand his own empire by building an H-bomb lab in the farm community of Livermore, California what we now know as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. To...
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Boom. 2015; 52112–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.112
Published: 01 June 2015
... by Douglas McCulloh. It is. One night last week, a mother and two kids, about four and six, came rushing up onto the trail through the brittlebush, gasping and covered with sweat, terror in their eyes. They had tried to find the river itself, which flows all the way across the sandy landscape covered...
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Published: 01 September 2014
... a marine ecologist at the University of Arizona s Biosphere 2, where he is leading a new project to create a living model of the Gulf of California. He is the author of Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Disease and Observation and...
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Boom. 2014; 4328–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.28
Published: 01 September 2014
... of heavy industry is intended to be both awesome and beautiful. Yet for all the dynamics of order and control that pervade his technocratic landscapes, they also resonate with an element of terror at the power and progress of industrialization4 in which the scales threaten to tip from order to the...
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Boom. 2014; 4395–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.95
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Sometimes they produce terrors; sometimes consolations. The ordinary never lacks trajectories into and out of the sensuous matter of what is being lived. Nature is interleav- ing everywhere, necessarily complicit and implicated and authoritative. In another photograph in Farewell, Promised Land, a back- hoe...
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Boom. 2014; 43134–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.134
Published: 01 September 2014
... frightened. He started to sing, raising and lowering his arms at the same time. His arms were flexed as he raised and lowered them from the shoulders. The terrified girls saw the hair appear on his body and the claws grow on his hands. His horse, which he held by the reins, snorted in terror, jerked on the...
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Boom. 2014; 4118–23 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.18
Published: 01 March 2014
... quote T.S. Eliot s The Waste Land, can like the spring rain stir all dull roots Indeed, while the Tsarnaevs trajectory from asylum, to attempts at assimilation and finally to terrorism seem incomprehensible and baffling to many, there have been precedents in my own community. In their story, I hear...
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Boom. 2013; 3234–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.34
Published: 01 July 2013
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Boom. 2012; 2468–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.68
Published: 01 December 2012
... with 150 Central Avenue business owners against the LAPD, whom they accuse of leading a campaign of intimidation and terror against white customers of black businesses. The Latin Holidays concert series, organized by Boyle Heights radio DJ Chico Sesma, debuts at the Hollywood Palladium and features...
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Boom. 2012; 2427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.27
Published: 01 December 2012
... children had been found to be addicted to dope, teachers and parents should not play ostrich and ignore the evil drug. 26 Instead, Mowery explained, heroin the terror drug had become a scourge in cities across the country, resulting in the hospitalization of eight- year-old marijuana users and the...
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Boom. 2012; 231–4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.1
Published: 01 October 2012
... state of Michoacán under seige and was responsible for several acts of public terror, such as the deadly grenade attack during an Independence Day celebration in the capital of Morelia. The utterance of the name stunned me, although I managed to stutter a lame response: No, what family are you...
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Boom. 2012; 2391–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.90
Published: 01 October 2012
... Rockabillies, Jenner Greenberg noted that her own interactions with the scene coincided with the first term of George W. Bush s presidency and the intense xenophobia associated with the War on Terror following the events of 9/11.8 For many Latinos, Rudolpho s was one of a small handful of venues that provided...
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Boom. 2012; 22100–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.100
Published: 01 June 2012
... vote and hold political office. the beginnings of black power were, tragically, located within a south characterized by anti-black vigilante and police terrorism, and within a republican Party that effectively bound the freedom struggle to Northern capitalist interests much as our current-day...
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Boom. 2011; 1488–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.88
Published: 01 November 2011
... Guillermo Nericcio García Boom0104.indd 89 21/11/11 10:01 AM 90 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om reasons such as preventing unemployment and terrorism.6 In the dystopian vision of Beck and his compatriots, Mexican immigrants and their anchor babies will shove aside the rituals of the Fourth of July in favor...
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Boom. 2011; 1259–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.59
Published: 01 May 2011
... strike seemed to sig- nal the beginning of class warfare, with the workers funded and trained by agents of a foreign power. The San Francisco Chronicle warned its readers that a communist army would soon march down from Washington State to San Francisco, ready to add terrorism to the strike chaos...
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Boom. 2011; 126–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.6
Published: 01 May 2011
.... The other is that this system is mad. Its madness was perhaps most perfectly manifested in the soldiers or Na- tional Guardsmen in camouflage who patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge at one phase of the GWOT, the Global War on Terror, a war that in its very name declared hostility not to a group or a...