The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City / Edition 2

The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City / Edition 2

by Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Regina Freer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520250095

ISBN-13: 9780520250093

Pub. Date: 08/07/2006

Publisher: University of California Press


While most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on Los Angeles as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl, The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and

Overview


While most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on Los Angeles as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl, The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and economic justice. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the gathering momentum of L.A.'s progressive movement, including the 2005 landslide victory of Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520250093
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/07/2006
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated with a New Preface
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction. A Land of Extremes

Part I: Progressive Legacies: Social Movements in the Twentieth Century

Introduction
1. A Mosaic of Movements: Progressive L.A. in the Twentieth Century
2. Charlotta Bass: A Community Activist for Racial and Economic Justice

Part II: Reemerging Movements: Los Angeles in the Wake of the 1992 Civil Unrest

Introduction
3. The Continuing Divide: The Demographic and Economic Transformation of Los Angeles
4. Stresses in Eden: Los Angeles on the Edge

Part III: Politics and Policy: Identifying an Agenda for the Next L.A.

Introduction
5. Shifting Coalitions: L.A.’s Changing Political Landscape
6. Setting an Agenda: Policy Development and Social Movements
7. A Vision for the City: Progressive L.A. in the Twenty-First Century

Appendix: A Policy Agenda for the Next L.A.
Notes
Acknowledgments

Index

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