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The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Robert Lemon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

When primarily immigrant, day-laboring clientele eat a meal at a traditional taco truck, the taco truck becomes a significant social space in which Mexican cultural identity is reaffirmed. But the ... More


Embracing Objects: Public and Private Space in Literary Los Angeles

Mitchum Huehls

in After Critique: Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456221
eISBN:
9780190456245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456221.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter two reads two novels about Los Angeles—Karen Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange and Helena Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them—in the context of the vexed relationship between public and private ... More


Individualizing Civic Responsibility: DIY Urban Design in the Help-Yourself City

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 3 demonstrates that DIY urban designers are largely motivated by failings they perceive in urban policy and planning. Placing them in this context is essential for interpreting the ... More


An Evolving American Space

Robert Lemon

in The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The conclusion summarizes the chapters in the book through comparing and contrasting how taco truck owners employ their mobility to navigate culturally and politically distinct urban environments. It ... More


Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Rebecca J. Kinney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Beautiful Wasteland critically examines the racial logics embedded in the contemporary stories of Detroit that flow through popular culture, from Internet forums, photography, films, advertising, to ... More


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