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By Shelley Feldman,Charles Geisler,Gayatri A. Menon,Amy Siciliano,Anna Zalik,Deborah Cowen,Julie A. Nice,Martha T. McCluskey,Melissa Wright,Nicholas De Genova,Paula C. Johnson,Pheng Cheah,Tyrell Haberkorn,Zakia Salime,Claudia Aradau

 

In the 1st book-length scholarly learn of the San Fernando Valley—home to one-third of the inhabitants of Los Angeles—Laura R. Barraclough combines bold ancient sweep with an on-theground research of latest lifestyles during this iconic western suburb. She is especially intrigued by means of the Valley’s many rural components, similar to dust roads, tack-and-feed shops, horse-keeping districts, citrus groves, and picture ranches. faraway from normal or undeveloped areas, those rural features are, she indicates, the results of planned urbanplanning judgements that experience formed the Valley over the process greater than 100 years.

 

The Valley’s entwined background of city improvement and rural maintenance has actual ramifications this present day for styles of racial and sophistication inequality and particularly for the evolving that means of whiteness. Immersing herself in conferences of householders’ institutions, equestrian agencies, and redistricting committees, Barraclough uncovers the racial biases embedded in rhetoric approximately “open house” and “western heritage.” The Valley’s city cowboys get pleasure from particular, semirural landscapes along the possibilities afforded through one of many world’s biggest towns. regardless of this enviable place, they've got at their disposal robust articulations of either white victimization and, with little contradiction, color-blind politics.

 

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Accumulating Insecurity: Violence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation) by Shelley Feldman,Charles Geisler,Gayatri A. Menon,Amy Siciliano,Anna Zalik,Deborah Cowen,Julie A. Nice,Martha T. McCluskey,Melissa Wright,Nicholas De Genova,Paula C. Johnson,Pheng Cheah,Tyrell Haberkorn,Zakia Salime,Claudia Aradau


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