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The Resource Popular culture in the age of white flight : fear and fantasy in suburban Los Angeles, Eric Avila

Popular culture in the age of white flight : fear and fantasy in suburban Los Angeles, Eric Avila

Label
Popular culture in the age of white flight : fear and fantasy in suburban Los Angeles
Title
Popular culture in the age of white flight
Title remainder
fear and fantasy in suburban Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Eric Avila
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Los Angeles pulsed with economic vitality and demographic growth in the decades following World War II. This detailed cultural history of L.A. from 1940 to 1970 traces the rise of a new suburban consciousness adopted by a generation of migrants who abandoned older American cities for Southern California's booming urban region. Eric Avila explores expressions of this new "white identity" in popular culture with discussions of Hollywood and film noir, Dodger Stadium, Disneyland, and L.A.'s renowned freeways. These institutions not only mirrored this new culture of suburban whiteness and helped to shape it, but also, as Avila argues, reveal the profound relationship between the increasingly fragmented urban landscape of Los Angeles and the rise of a new political outlook that rejected the tenets of New Deal liberalism and anticipated the emergence of the New Right."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avila, Eric
Dewey number
979.4/94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.L85
LC item number
A95 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Popular culture
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Public spaces
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Whites
  • Suburban life
  • Suburban life in popular culture
  • Migration, Internal
  • African Americans
  • City and town life
  • African Americans
  • City and town life
  • Civilization
  • Migration, Internal
  • Popular culture
  • Public spaces
  • Race relations
  • Social conditions
  • Suburban life
  • Whites
  • California
  • Suburban life in popular culture
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Identiteit
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Stedelijke omgeving
  • Suburbanisatie
  • Etnisch bewustzijn
  • Kultur
  • Los Angeles, Calif
  • culture populaire
Label
Popular culture in the age of white flight : fear and fantasy in suburban Los Angeles, Eric Avila
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chocolate cities and vanilla suburbs: race, space, and the new "new mass culture" of postwar America -- The nation's "white spot": racializing postwar Los Angeles -- The spectacle of urban blight: Hollywood's rendition of a black Los Angeles -- "A rage for order": Disneyland and the suburban ideal -- Suburbanizing the city center: the Dodgers move West -- The sutured city: tales of progress and disaster in the freeway metropolis -- The 1960s and beyond
Control code
52979082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 308 pages
Isbn
9780520241213
Lccn
2003019072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52979082
Label
Popular culture in the age of white flight : fear and fantasy in suburban Los Angeles, Eric Avila
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chocolate cities and vanilla suburbs: race, space, and the new "new mass culture" of postwar America -- The nation's "white spot": racializing postwar Los Angeles -- The spectacle of urban blight: Hollywood's rendition of a black Los Angeles -- "A rage for order": Disneyland and the suburban ideal -- Suburbanizing the city center: the Dodgers move West -- The sutured city: tales of progress and disaster in the freeway metropolis -- The 1960s and beyond
Control code
52979082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 308 pages
Isbn
9780520241213
Lccn
2003019072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52979082

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