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From Chicago to L.A.

From Chicago to L.A.
Making Sense of Urban Theory

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November 2001 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
From Chicago to L.A. critically examines some of the major precepts of what some refer to as the `Los Angeles School' of urban theory. The contributors to this book break new ground in defining an alternative agenda for urban studies.

Just as the Chicago School emerged at a time when that city was reaching new national prominence, Los Angeles is now making its impression on the minds of urban theorists across the world.

The basic harmony of this book derives from its focus on a single place, even though many of the contributors extend their geographic range beyond the city of Los Angeles to the Southern California region as a whole.

From Chicago to L.A. is the final part of a trilogy that has attempted to shift the axis in urban thought away from the Chicago School, and toward an LA School. The previous two books edited by Michael Dear and published by SAGE are: Rethinking Los Angeles (1996) and Urban Latino Cultures (1999).

Michael J Dear and Steven Flusty
The Resistible Rise of the Los Angeles School
Dowell Myers
Demographic Dynamism in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC
Michael J Dear and Steven Flusty
Los Angeles as Postmodern Urbanism
Greg Hise
Industry and the Landscapes of Social Reform
Steven P Erie
Los Angeles as a Developmental City-State
Allen J Scott
Industrial Urbanism in Late Twentieth-Cenctury Southern California
Jerome Straughan and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
From Immigrants in the City, to Immigrant City
Madeleine R Stoner
The Globalization of Urban Homelessness
Cheryl L Maxson & Malcom W Klein
'Play Groups' no Longer
Urban Sreet Gangs in the Los Angeles Region

Donald E Miller
Religion in Los Angeles
Patterns of Spiritual Practice in a Postmodern City

J Dallas Dishman
Ecologies of Cyberspace
Gay Communities on the Internet

Darnell M Hunt
Representing "Los Angeles"
Media, Space, and Place

Ashwani Vasishth and David C Sloane
Returning to Ecology
An Ecosystem Approach to Understanding the City

Jennifer Wolch, Stephanie Pincetl and Laura Pulido
Urban Nature and the Nature of Urbanism
Phillip J Ethington and Martin Meeker
Saber Y Conocer
The Metropolis of Urban Inquiry

Michael J Dear
The LA School
A Personal Introduction


"The book serves its purpose. It captures a range of the many landscapes that are Los Angeles, it presents a variety of perspectives on urban thought, and it leaves one with a sense about the L.A. School."

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