A People's Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.'s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions--North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley--this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.
A people's guide to Los Angeles
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
1 online resource (xi, 309 p. :),ill. (chiefly col.), maps.
Statement of Responsibility:
Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, Wendy Cheng
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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