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From Chicago to L.A. : making sense of urban theory

Author: M J Dear; J Dallas Dishman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2001.
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"From Chicago to L.A. begins the task of defining an alternative agenda for urban studies and examines the case for shifting the focus of urban studies from Chicago to Los Angeles. The authors, experienced scholars from a variety of disciplines, examine: the concepts that have blocked our understanding of Southern California cities; the imaginative structures that people have been using to understand and explain Los  Read more...
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From Chicago to L.A.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2001
(OCoLC)606551770
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From Chicago to L.A.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2001
(OCoLC)607779343
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Dear; J Dallas Dishman
ISBN: 0761920943 9780761920946 0761920951 9780761920953
OCLC Number: 45791333
Description: xi, 444 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Los Angeles and the "L.A. school". The resistable rise of the L.A. school / Michael J. Dear and Steven Flusty ; Demographic dynamism in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC / Dowell Myers ; Los Angeles as postmodern urbanism / Michael J. Dear and Steven Flusty --
Photo essay. Imagining postmodern urbanism / Michael J. Dear --
pt. 2. City of industry. Industry and the landscapes of social reform / Greg Hise ; Los Angeles as a developmental city-state / Steven P. Erie --
Industrial urbanism in late-twentieth-century southern California / Allen J. Scott --
pt. 3. Reconsidering community. From immigrants in the city, to immigrant city / Jerome Straughan and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo ; The globalization of urban homelessness / Madeleine R. Stoner ; "Play groups" no longer: urban street gangs in the Los Angeles region / Cheryl L. Maxson and Malcolm W. Klein ; Religion in Los Angeles: patterns of spiritual practice in a postmodern city / Donald E. Miller ; Ecologies of cyberspace: gay communities on the Internet / J. Dallas Dishman --
pt. 4. Revisioning urban theory. Representing "Los Angeles": media, space, and place / Darnell M. Hunt ; Returning to ecology: an ecosystem approach to understanding the city / Ashwani Vasishth and David C. Sloane ; Urban nature and the nature of urbanism / Jennifer Wolch, Stephanie Pincetl, and Laura Pulido ; Saber y conocer: the metropolis of urban inquiry / Philip J. Ethington and Martin Meeker ; The L.A. school: a personal introduction / Michael J. Dear.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Dear with J. Dallas Dishman.
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Examines some of the major precepts of what some refer to as the 'Los Angeles School' of urban theory.  Read more...

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"The book serves its purpose. It captures a range of the many landscapes that are Los Angeles, it presents a variety of perspectives on urban thought, and it leaves one with a sense about the L.A. Read more...

 
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