A People's Guide to Los Angeles

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A People's Guide to Los Angeles

By Laura Pulido; Laura Barraclough; Wendy Cheng

University of California Press, Paperback, 9780520270817, 309pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2012

"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 regionsNorth Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valleythis illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.

About the Author
Laura Pulido is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Program in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of "Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two Chicano Struggles in the Southwest "(1996).

Laura R. Barraclough is an assistant professor of sociology at Kalamazoo College. She is a native of the San Fernando Valley and received degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of California San Diego.

Laura Pulido is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Among her books is "Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles" (UC Press). Laura Barraclough is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kalamazoo College and the author of "Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege". Wendy Cheng is Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies and Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University.