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A People's Guide to Los Angeles - by Laura Pulido & Laura R Barraclough & Wendy Cheng (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 309

Genre: Travel

Sub-Genre: United States

Series Title: People's Guide

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: West, General

Author: Laura Pulido & Laura R Barraclough & Wendy Cheng

Language: English

TCIN: 78080553
UPC: 9780520270817
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-3471


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.
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