(Kindle) [Taking Back the Boulevard]

The 21st Century but this book definitely fits that category and is worth reading along with City of Segregation. T and re invest neighborhoods with financial and cultural capitalDrawing on community survey research interviews with community residents and leaders and ethnographic observation this book argues that the revitalization in Northeast LA by arts leaders and neighborhood activists marks a departure in the political culture from the older civic engagement to socially progressive coalition work involving preservationists environmentalists citizen protestors and arts culture from the older civic engagement to socially progressive coalition work involving preservationists environmentalists citizen protestors and arts Finally Lin explores how accelerated gentrification and mass displacement of Latinoa and working class households in the 2010s has sparked new rounds of activism as the community grapples with new class conflicts and racial divides in the struggle to self determine its futur. This is a pretty good look at the history and of Northeast LA Like Eagle places like Eagle and Highland. The promises and conflicts faced by public figures artists and leaders of Northeast Los Angeles as they enliven and defend their neighborhoods Los Angeles is well nown as a sprawling metropolis with endless freeways that can make the city feel isolating and separate its communities Yet in the past decade as Jan Lin argues in Taking Back the Boulevard there has been a noticeable renewal of public life on several of the city's iconic boulevards including Atlantic Crenshaw Lankershim Sunset Western and Wilshire These arteries connect neighborhoods across the city traverse socioeconomic divides and ethnic enclaves and can be understood as the true locational heart of public life in the metropolisfocusing especially on the cultural in the metropolisFocusing especially on the cultural of North. ,

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Park It s also well written and a uick read I haven t been able to find that much good and a uick read I haven t been able to find that much good history of LA in. East Los Angeles Lin shows how these gentrifying communities help satisfy a white middle class consumer demand for authentic experiences of living on the edge and a spirit of cultural rebellion These neighborhoods have gone through several stages from streetcar suburbs to disinvested neighborhoods with the construction of freeways and white flight to immigrant enclaves to the home of Chicanoa artists in the 1970s Those artists were then followed by non Chicanoa white artists who were Later Threatened With Displacement By threatened with displacement by attracted by the neighborhoods' culture street life and green amenities that earlier inhabitants had worked to create Lin argues that gentrification is not a single transition but a series of changes that disinves.
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