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Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Gregory L. Simon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This book investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is ... More


Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Jennifer Tilton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

How do you tell the difference between a “good kid” and a “potential thug”? This book considers the ways in which children are increasingly viewed as dangerous and yet, simultaneously, as endangered ... More


Negotiating Expert and Novice Identities through Client-stylist Interactions

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.01
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on a routine type of interaction between clients and stylists in hair salons: client-stylist negotiation. In particular, it draws from observations of client-stylist interactions ... More


Life in Oakland

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the Alexanders' life in Oakland. It begins by looking at Annie's education at the Lasell Seminary for Young Women in Auburndale, Massachusetts. This is followed by an account ... More


South of Market

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has played fast and loose with that great segment of the city which sprawls southward from Market Street to the San Francisco-San Mateo County line. Athwart historic Rincon Hill, fashionable ... More


East Bay: Cities and Back Country

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In Spanish times the distant shoreline opposite the Golden Gate was “la contra costa” (the opposite coast), to the conquistadores. Today, between the shimmering cables and steel girders of the San ... More


No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the 1920s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the 1940s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the 1960s, Oakland, ... More


The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States

Joseph M. Palacios

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226645001
eISBN:
9780226645025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645025.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The reach of the Catholic Church is arguably greater than that of any other religion, extending across diverse political, ethnic, class, and cultural boundaries. But what is it about Catholicism that ... More


“The Ground Must Belong to the City”:: Playgrounds and Recreation Centers in Oakland’s Neighborhoods

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As reform politicians swept to victory and women won the right to vote in California, clubwomen insisted that children had a right to play in public playgrounds and recreation centers. The Oakland ... More


No There There: Social Movements and Urban Political Community

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In the early 1920s, a powerful Ku Klux Klan movement burst forth in many American cities, targeting immigrant Jews and Catholics and people of color and attracting an estimated four to six million ... More


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