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

From Immigrants in the City, to Immigrant City

From immigrants in the city, to immigrant city

Is Los Angeles one sprawling, massive federation of transplanted villages? Newcomers to Southern California might think so if they exit USC, passing successively through Central American, Mexican, and African American neighborhoods as they head north on Vermont, until finally reaching Koreatown. ...

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