Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

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by Min Hyoung Song
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822335921

ISBN-13: 9780822335924

Pub. Date: 11/10/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Theorizes race and nation in the cultural aftermath of the LA riots.

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Theorizes race and nation in the cultural aftermath of the LA riots.

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ISBN-13:
9780822335924
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................vii
Introduction: When the Strange Erupts in Culture....................1
1 Racial Geography of Southern California....................27
2 The Black Body in Pain: Rodney King and Strange Days....................68
3 Culture of Wounding: The Riots and Twilight....................100
4 Mourning Los Angeles....................134
5 A Diasporic Future? Historical Trauma and Native Speaker....................165
Epilogue: Bearers of Bad News....................199
Notes....................215
Works Cited....................257
Filmography....................271
Index....................273

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Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is much more than a cultural studies consideration of the Los Angeles Uprisings/Riots of 1992, but really a deeper reflection on contemporary US society and culture of which 1992 was the rawest example. Not only wide-ranging in the material that Song engages but also deeply informed by literary criticism and social theory, it is not an overestimation to say that this book is a mark of Song's erudition. And perhaps most importantly, this is one of the most lucid pieces of critical prose that I've read in a long time.