LOS ANGELES

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Simon and Schuster, 1992 - Social Science - 276 pages
In this book, the author looks at L.A., that incarnation of the American dream, and finds the place and the fantasy radically transformed by the new immigrants from Asia and Latin America, who have been arriving in the millions, both legally and illegally, over the past twenty years. What is happening right now in Los Angeles is nothing less than the most visible manifestation of the greatests story of the late twentieth century, the author notes, the movement of the colored peoples of the world into the white world, and in the U.S., the transformation of the country from an anthology of Europe to an anthology of the peoples of the entire planet.
 

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Ambitious in both style and substance, Rieff's second major book on a US metropolis (Going to Miami, 1987) attempts to resolve the contradictions of L.A. by proclaiming it the Third World's capital ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
15
Part I
22
Part II
67
Last Hurrahs
168
Lest the Future Pass Them By
185
The Way They Live Now
205
13 La Raza Cosmica
224
Small World Big City
245
Afterword
261
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About the author (1992)

David Rieff is the author of eight previous books, including Swimming in a Sea of Death, At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention; A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis; and Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West. He lives in New York City.

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