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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... site of organized pilgrimage events by Japanese Americans with personal connections to it and as such, serves as the epicenter for a virtual community of interested persons. This paper investigates the camp’s continued legacy by examining its effect on community development, what remains physically...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... child in New York City. Cooper was an itinerant and virtually homeless intellectual, similar in spirit to the 88 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Segment of Berkeley: A People s Bicentennial History of Telegraph Avenue by Osha Neumann, O Brien Thiele, Hannah Kransberg, and Daniel Galvez. Photograph by Wally...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to say, the digital era and the relatively new reality of knowledge production and con- sumption patterns based on digital networking and wide- spread virtual learning has heavily contributed to the softening and increasing porousness of universities, with noticeable effects on the uses of their...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
... in the area. Virtually all Skid Row citizens can claim firsthand knowledge of the criminal justice system. It s hard to escape the system once you ve hit Skid Row, given its long history of aggressive policing, criminalization of poverty that renders illegal the daily actions of homeless people...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
... improvisation. Virtually everything in the region has been imported: plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, people, water, electrical energy, and, to some extent, even the soils The iconic palm trees lining Sunset Boulevard, the groves of eucalyptus in Malibu, the papery riotous blossoms of the bougainvillea, the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
... cities, the boundary line remained a nondescript affair. And in many places the divide was left unmarked. People in rural areas crossed it without hindrance. Virtually everyone I met on my border peregrination had childhood memories of going over to el otro lado (the other side) to shop, attend school...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 54–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to come from upper-income and professional families who can pay agents and tuition fees, with bright lower-income students virtually excluded. A coordinated effort on the part of California universities would save students the cost of middlemen and level the playing field for international students...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 73–78.
Published: 01 December 2013
... an engine of progress made possible by a political consensus that, up until the late fifties, enabled the growth and expansion of California into a virtual nation-state. This rosy glow suffuses Golden Dreams. True, Starr occa- sionally reveals cracks in California s veneer, but only in the volume s...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... The temporal future itself is virtual reality in the most literal of senses, and whether we imagine ourselves rushing toward it or it rushing toward us is an individual matter. In the sense that we all think about our personal futures and the futures of our communities, futurism is everyone s con...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... Dick s trademark interest in the ways that humans become trapped in the real consequences of their fantasy lives plays out not simply as a puzzle about virtual versus actual reality but as an analysis of the feedback loop between imagination, infrastructure, and daily life. It may be worth pausing for...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 50–55.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of California 2013 Los Angeles virtual communities Hidden Los Angeles Hidden L.A. netizens Lynn Garrett P R O D U C I N G C U L T U R E lynell george Deconstructing the City of Angels Lynn Garrett s keys to the virtual city Lovers and detractors agree: navigating life in Los Angeles is...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
...-sighted to further gut the public school system? Are we such fools for big, poorly thought-out ideas All the world s a hologram/ and we are merely avatars that we have become blind to the non-virtual suffering and misfortunes of others? And, if we have become so blinded, who will restore our true vision...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
... LaChapelle s presentation of gangbanging, poverty, and violence as inevitable paths and virtually natural to the envi- ronment of South Central forecloses the possibility for other realities, other experiences and interpretations of this com- munity Consequently, blackness, she points out, is patho...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 18–26.
Published: 01 December 2012
... darkened studio and virtually driving the byways of Google Street View (GSV). He has moved through and captured images from desolate areas reeling from the effects of racial inequality, the grim effects of poverty, and the failures in social history. The images both indict the barbarity of power and evoke...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 96–103.
Published: 01 December 2012
... virtual city. given satellite phone coverage, that virtual city might not be said to end at all, but rather to be coextensive with the surface of the earth. the light from its streets PhotograPh courtesy of calfIre. Boom0204_11.indd 101 12/22/12 5:16 PM 102 b o o m C a l i f o r n i a . C o m may prove...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 91–97.
Published: 01 October 2012
... authenticity through leisure, their legitimacy as true Americans with claims to citizenship was being shunned in the political realm. While Rudolpho s and other venues provided physical space for Latinos to stake their claims to rockabilly, the Internet provided a virtual world where those stakes could be...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2012
... would place virtually the whole northern part of the island and the shoreline of the southern island under water. Most of the shoreline of Benicia will also go, as well as a sizeable hunk of Vallejo. A five-meter rise is now a long way off, but smaller rises of a half-meter or more can come within the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... objects and events, more to the relations between objects and events, to their future potential. Ultimately the Bay Region s mind or ideology, or he- gemony, if we prefer became virtual, as the Whole Earth Catalog s Bay Region community formed the world s first civilian on-line community, the Whole...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 17–32.
Published: 03 March 2012
... over the World Wide Web. The California Air Resources Board has adopted a far reaching set of climate rules and policies that reach into virtually every economic activity of the state, surpassing Europe in crafting the most comprehensive approach to cli- mate policy in the world. Although the European...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 78–90.
Published: 03 March 2012
... Dry Creek. An estimated 98% of the property in the Russian River region is privately owned,13 including virtually all of the Grape wine harvest values adjusted to 2010 dollars using U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index for fruits & melons, fresh/dry vegetables, and...