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

Author: Michael Dear; J Dallas Dishman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks (Calif.) ; London ; New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2001, cop. 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines some of the major precepts of what some refer to as the 'Los Angeles School' of urban theory.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dear; J Dallas Dishman
ISBN: 0761920943 9780761920946 0761920951 9780761920953
OCLC Number: 491614152
Description: 1 vol. (XI-444 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul. ; 26 cm
Contents: LOS ANGELES AND THE 'LA SCHOOL'The Resistible Rise of the Los Angeles School - Michael J Dear and Steven FlustyDemographic Dynamism in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC - Dowell Myers Los Angeles as Postmodern Urbanism - Michael J Dear and Steven FlustyCITY OF INDUSTRYIndustry and the Landscapes of Social Reform - Greg HiseLos Angeles as a Developmental City-State - Steven P ErieIndustrial Urbanism in Late Twentieth-Cenctury Southern California - Allen J ScottRECONSIDERING COMMUNITYFrom Immigrants in the City, to Immigrant City - Jerome Straughan and Pierrette Hondagneu-SoteloThe Globalization of Urban Homelessness - Madeleine R Stoner 'Play Groups' no Longer - Cheryl L Maxson & Malcom W Klein Urban Sreet Gangs in the Los Angeles RegionReligion in Los Angeles - Donald E Miller Patterns of Spiritual Practice in a Postmodern CityEcologies of Cyberspace - J Dallas Dishman Gay Communities on the InternetRE-VISIONING URBAN THEORYRepresenting "Los Angeles" - Darnell M Hunt Media, Space, and PlaceReturning to Ecology - Ashwani Vasishth and David C Sloane An Ecosystem Approach to Understanding the CityUrban Nature and the Nature of Urbanism - Jennifer Wolch, Stephanie Pincetl and Laura PulidoSaber Y Conocer - Phillip J Ethington and Martin Meeker The Metropolis of Urban Inquiry The LA School - Michael J Dear A Personal Introduction
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Dear ; with J. Dallas Dishman.

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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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