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Seeking Spatial Justice in Los Angeles

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A vital but often neglected part of the urban restructuring of Los Angeles has been a resurgent activism that has created some of the most innovative urban social movements in the country. The ... More


Eating in the City: Fidel Gastro, Street Performance, and the Right to the City

Edward Whittall

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter applies different concepts of radical street theatre and urban performance in order to theorize the ways in which food trucks form temporary communities in urban spaces through embodied, ... More


Advancing Broader Political Agendas: Spatial Justice, Land and Border Control, and Deepening Democracy

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 6 analyzes the broader political goals that activists and their supporters advance when they organize for environmental revitalization. They challenge public officials and planners who ... More


Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The urban foodscape is changing, rapidly. Fish tacos, vegan cupcakes, gourmet pizzas, and barbeque ribs, and all served from the confines of cramped, idling, and often garishly painted trucks. These ... More


Place, Autonomy, and the Politics of Hope

John Pickles

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The geographer John Pickles defines place as the locus of natural and social life worlds, which provides an operative context of common understandings, institutions, and practices along with the ... More


Conclusion The Right to be Local?

Christopher Ali

in Media Localism: The Policies of Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040726
eISBN:
9780252099168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040726.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The concluding chapter is written more as an essay than as a conclusion. While it offers some synthesis of earlier chapters, it also posses a thought experiment for the reader, asking: “do we have ... More


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