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
     
 


"With this rich account of its community and labor struggles, the city of angels—and apocalypse—becomes the city of hope."—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

"This wonderful book, with its evocations of LA's alternative histories, and its bold templates for social and environmental justice, is

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"With this rich account of its community and labor struggles, the city of angels—and apocalypse—becomes the city of hope."—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

"This wonderful book, with its evocations of LA's alternative histories, and its bold templates for social and environmental justice, is proof that the American Left is alive and well, especially in Southern California."—Mike Davis, author of Dead Cities

"A rare book combining history, analysis, strategy and a platform – and it may well be carried out in this decade."—Tom Hayden, former State Senator, Los Angeles

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

Introduction : a land of extremes1
Pt. IProgressive legacies : social movements in the twentieth century
1A mosaic of movements : progressive L.A. in the twentieth century11
2Charlotta Bass : a community activist for racial and economic justice49
Pt. IIReemerging movements : Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 civil unrest
3The continuing divide : the demographic and economic transformation of Los Angeles69
4Stresses in Eden : Los Angeles on the edge97
Pt. IIIPolitics and policy : identifying an agenda for the next L.A.
5Shifting coalitions : L.A.'s changing political landscape133
6Setting an agenda : policy development and social movements173
7A vision for the city : progressive L.A. in the twenty-first century187
AppA policy agenda for the next L.A.197

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