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Los Angeles : capital of the Third World

Author: David Rieff
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author looks at L.A., that incarnation of the American dream, and finds the place and the fantasy radically transformed by the new immigrants from Asia and Latin America, who have been arriving in the millions, both legally and illegally, over the past twenty years. What is happening right now in Los Angeles is nothing less than the most visible manifestation of the greatests story of the late  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rieff, David.
Angeles.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1991
(OCoLC)697736994
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rieff
ISBN: 0671671707 9780671671709
OCLC Number: 24142746
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 270 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The last American dream worth having --
There's no time like the future --
Los Angeles as will and idea --
Premature truths --
The stoicism of maids --
Modern times --
Alien nation --
Here comes everybody --
The rise and fall of Mexamerica --
Last hurrahs --
Lest the future pass them by --
The way they live now --
La raza cósmica --
Small world, big city.
Responsibility: David Rieff.
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In this book, the author looks at L.A., that incarnation of the American dream, and finds the place and the fantasy radically transformed by the new immigrants from Asia and Latin America, who have been arriving in the millions, both legally and illegally, over the past twenty years. What is happening right now in Los Angeles is nothing less than the most visible manifestation of the greatests story of the late twentieth century, the author notes, the movement of the colored peoples of the world into the white world, and in the U.S., the transformation of the country from an anthology of Europe to an anthology of the peoples of the entire planet.

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