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

Representing “Los Angeles”: Media, Space, and Place

Representing “Los Angeles”: Media, space, and place
Darnell M.Hunt

Throughout this volume, my colleagues journey from a variety of theoretical locations to (re)visit “Los Angeles” as a common object of inquiry. Their goal, in short, is to engage modern and postmodern conceptions of the city and city ...

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