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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... most certainly experimental. Between her transnational history, her role as a maker, and the strong spatiality of her writing, Yamashita’s insights have shaped the way urban humanities are practiced. Her landmark 1997 novel, Tropic of Orange , has become a key text and model for creative practice for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Jennifer Wolch, into his San Diego home to discuss his career, his writings, and his erstwhile and ongoing efforts to understand Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 City of Quartz The Ecology of Fear dystopianism Los Angeles LA School of Urbanism...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Catherine Gudis Based in Los Angeles’s Skid Row and comprised largely of the area’s formerly homeless, the Los Angeles Poverty Department creates performances from the writings, stories, and experiences of its participants. The mission of LAPD (yes, their acronym is purposeful) is to illuminate the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... developments in architecture and urban design in Los Angeles and the United States, and thinking and writing about new buildings and how they might-or might not-change the way we live. More broadly, his subject is not just buildings, but the city itself, and how we understand it and ourselves. Hawthorne calls...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of literary interests, and this eventually led him to teach and write on the Bible and then to begin to translate it. His impulse to break decisively with prevailing modern models of Bible translation was encouraged by California's atmosphere of innovation. © 2015 by the Regents of the University...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 122–130.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the writer and artist that drawing and writing about these species and this place fosters a valuable kind of local knowledge, while producing striking works of art and craft. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Bristlecone limber pine juniper timberline...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... much of the world in California, and perhaps too much of California in the world. At his writing table in his apartment in San Francisco, Rodriguez spoke with Boom about California’s soul, why he is no longer a California writer, what’s the matter with his hometown, San Francisco, these days, and love...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kim Stanley Robinson Boom interviews prolific science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson about writing, California, and the future. Topics of discussion include utopian and dystopian visions of the state, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Delta, the Orange County of Robinson’s youth, how...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... content free at httpboom.ucpress.edu. Meanwhile, we still wish to write for those who read; we wish to find our readers, California readers. We also wish to find our writers coura- geous souls writing this place, mapping it. It may take more courage to write and read California as the rest of the country...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... writing his first-person account of life with the motorcycle gang. Dedicated to McWilliams, Hell s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga was Thompson s first bestseller, a parade example of New Journalism and a shrewd critique of the mainstream media. For the rest of his career, McWilliams was the one...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California are actually much more variegated and complex. Between writing the first and second volumes of a new series some call his magnum opus the first volume titled Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: The Colonial Experience Boom editor Jason Sexton recently managed to catch up with...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... water pump and a large water tank were installed on the top of the shantytown. Literacy classes continued at night, and a few rural workers learned to read, write, and use alfabetizaçao within the forbidden contest of political conscientizaçao. I could leave with my head up and with a collective that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 CON T R I B U T O R S A L E X E S P I N O Z A is a novelist known for works such as Still Water Saints. A professor at California State University, Los Angeles, as well as the director of their MFA Program in Creative Writing and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... part-time instructor teaching composition and crea- tive writing classes. I kept an eye on my aging mother who lived nearby in a large house all by herself. I would shuttle her from her doctor appointments to her dentist appoint- ments, grading papers in the lobbies while I waited. At night, I would...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... gold eye of sun mounting the east the gray anguished arms of avenue i will never leave here Wanda Coleman, Prisoner of Los Angeles2 A handful of years ago, I taught a class about Los Angeles. It was part history, part literature, part writing workshop. My goal was to encourage students to shake free...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... business, government, and journalism. I believe the pleasures and enlightenment of poetry are open to most people, not simply to an academic elite. Although I take myself seriously as an artist, I don t see much point writing in ways that exclude the average intelligent person. Art without an audience is a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... language. 3 Stephanie S. Pincetl, Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Uni- versity Press, 1999), vii. 4 Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972 1977 (New York: Pantheon, 1980), 82. Photograph by Matt Gush...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., including City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. He is professor emeritus at University of California, Riverside, in the department of creative writing. W I L L D A V I S is a Ph.D. student in architecture at University of California, Los Angeles. He studied in Bristol, Rotterdam, and Lund...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... did not abandon writing, but rather assumed a distanced stance in relation to the book he was writing, which he also claimed was identical with himself. Looking ahead, gathering researchers in transdisciplinary dialogue may not be as difficult as it first seems. Scholars are already accustomed to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
...? And who, after all, can learn to use these tools found to be indispensable by the race We know from Moore s other writings on education, for example, that not every human being counted as part of the race and we know all-too-well that racial thinking, eugenic paradigms, and social Darwinism...