A People's Guide to Los Angeles

A People's Guide to Los Angeles

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University of California Press
A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.

"Forget the stars' map of Hollywood: this is the real trip through an L.A. history of militant strikers, civil rights activists, and unforgettable feminists. A tour de force of imagination and memory." --Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

"A People's Guide brings the reader to the Los Angeles I know and love. The amazingly diverse, vibrant, gritty LA filled with history and struggle. Finally, here's a guidebook that takes visitors to the places and people that make me proud to call Los Angeles my home." --Madeline Janis, Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780520270817
Characteristics: xi, 309 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Cheng, Wendy 1977-
Barraclough, Laura R.


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