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

“Play Groups” No Longer: Urban Street Gangs in the Los Angeles Region

“Play groups” no longer: Urban street gangs in the Los Angeles region
Cheryl L.MaxsonMalcolm W.Klein

Writing in the first quarter of the twentieth century, Park and Burgess provided a rare glimpse of urban dynamics in a period of accelerating change. They and, ...

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