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 Globalization of Urban Homelessness

The globalization of Urban homelessness
Madeleine R.Stoner

Robert Park's portrayal of the “hobo” misrepresents homeless people by romanticizing them as “bohemians” and the “last frontiersmen.” This view, fortified by pseudoscientific explanations of vegetative and intellectual processes, lacks a conceptual grounding in the history of homelessness in the ...

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