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The Resource Making the San Fernando Valley : rural landscapes, urban development, and White privilege, Laura R. Barraclough

Making the San Fernando Valley : rural landscapes, urban development, and White privilege, Laura R. Barraclough

Label
Making the San Fernando Valley : rural landscapes, urban development, and White privilege
Title
Making the San Fernando Valley
Title remainder
rural landscapes, urban development, and White privilege
Statement of responsibility
Laura R. Barraclough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the first book-length scholarly study of the San Fernando Valley -home to one-third of the population of Los Angeles- Laura R. Barraclough combines ambitious historical sweep with an on-the-ground investigation of contemporary life in this iconic western suburb. She is particularly intrigued by the Valley's many rural elements, such as dirt roads, tack-and-feed stores, horse-keeping districts, citrus groves, and movie ranches. Far from natural or undeveloped spaces, these rural characteristics are, she shows, the result of deliberate urban planning decisions that have shaped the Valley over the course of more than a hundred years. The Valley's entwined history of urban development and rural preservation has real ramifications today for patterns of racial and class inequality and especially for the evolving meaning of whiteness. Immersing herself in meetings of homeowners' associations, equestrian organizations, and redistricting committees, Barraclough uncovers the racial biases embedded in rhetoric about "open space" and "western heritage." The Valley's urban cowboys enjoy exclusive, semirural landscapes alongside the opportunities afforded by one of the world's largest cities. Despite this enviable position, they have at their disposal powerful articulations of both white victimization and, with little contradiction, color-blind politics
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barraclough, Laura R
Dewey number
979.4/94
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F868.L8
LC item number
B35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Geographies of justice and social transformation
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
  • Whites
  • San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
  • Landscapes
  • San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
  • San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
  • Urbanization
  • Social change
  • Cultural pluralism
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Race relations
  • Rural conditions
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Urbanization
  • Whites
  • California
Label
Making the San Fernando Valley : rural landscapes, urban development, and White privilege, Laura R. Barraclough
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Creating the foundations of rural Whiteness, 1900-1960 -- Creating Whiteness through gentleman farming -- Narrating conquest in local history -- Producing Western heritage in the postwar suburb -- pt. 2. Consolidating rural Whiteness, 1960-2000 -- Protecting rurality through horse-keeping in the northeast valley -- Linking Western heritage and environmental justice in the west San Fernando Valley -- pt. 3. Rural Whiteness in the twenty-first century -- Urban restructuring and the consolidation of rural Whiteness -- Beliefs about landscape, anxieties about change -- "Rural culture" and the politics of multiculturalism
Control code
676699963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892125
Lccn
2010015808
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q48b0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676699963
Label
Making the San Fernando Valley : rural landscapes, urban development, and White privilege, Laura R. Barraclough
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Creating the foundations of rural Whiteness, 1900-1960 -- Creating Whiteness through gentleman farming -- Narrating conquest in local history -- Producing Western heritage in the postwar suburb -- pt. 2. Consolidating rural Whiteness, 1960-2000 -- Protecting rurality through horse-keeping in the northeast valley -- Linking Western heritage and environmental justice in the west San Fernando Valley -- pt. 3. Rural Whiteness in the twenty-first century -- Urban restructuring and the consolidation of rural Whiteness -- Beliefs about landscape, anxieties about change -- "Rural culture" and the politics of multiculturalism
Control code
676699963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892125
Lccn
2010015808
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q48b0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676699963

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