Los Angeles, globalization, urbanization, and social struggles

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J. Wiley, 1998 - Social Science - 296 pages
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This book combines a historical narrative of urbanisation in Los Angeles with an examination of its changing social geography. It provides a solid base from which to understand and explore the city further and a defined emphasis on recent developments. It focuses on the role of local actors in the globalisation of Los Angeles and traces the ways in which local states, boosters, labour unions, social movements, neighbourhood and community organisations and other agents participate in negotiated world city formation.

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Reel Images and Real Politics
3
WannabeUtopias
19
Arsenal and ThrowAwayCity
53
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About the author (1998)

Roger Keil is the Director of the City Institute at York University and Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto. Keil is the co-editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and a co-founder of the International Network for Urban Research and Action.

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