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 Angeles The utility of the "Los Angeles School" of urbanism

The Resistible Rise of the L.A. School

The resistible rise of the L.A. school

The state of theory, now and from now on, isn't it California? And even Southern California?

—Jacques Derrida1
Michael J.DearStevenFlusty

What does Los Angeles mean? How should we read the texts of the urban as manifested by the chapters in this book? Does it make sense to ...

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