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“The book brings together the research interests of what Hunt describes as an ‘all‒star team’ of contributors, most but not all of them academics with strong California connections. Comprising 17 short to medium‒length essays, it pivots from data‒rich analyses of how the black community’s 20th century demographic center gradually has shifted from Central Avenue to Leimert Park, to interview‒driven, anecdotal accounts of the rise and decline of Venice’s Oakwood neighborhood and a revealing chronicle of the black‒owned SOLAR (Sounds of Los Angeles Records), a late ‘70s‒early ‘80s hit‒making machine for groups including the Whispers, Shalamar and Klymaxx.”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Dreaming of Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. PART 1. Space
  2. p. 19
  1. 1. Race, Space, and the Evolution of Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 21-59
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  1. 2. From Central Avenue to Leimert Park: The Shifting Center of Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 60-80
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  1. 3. The Decline of a Black Community by the Sea: Demographic and Political Changes in Oakwood
  2. pp. 81-114
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  1. PART 2. People
  2. p. 115
  1. 4. “Blowing Up” at Project Blowed: Rap Dreams and Young Black Men
  2. pp. 117-139
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  1. 5. Out of the Void: Street Gangs in Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 140-167
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  1. 6. Imprisoning the Family: Incarceration in Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 168-187
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  1. 7. Black and Gay in L.A.: The Relationships Black Lesbians and Gay Men Have to Their Racial and Religious Communities
  2. pp. 188-212
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  1. PART 3. Image
  2. p. 213
  1. 8. Looking for the ’Hood and Finding Community: South Central, Race, and Media
  2. pp. 215-231
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  1. 9. Playing “Ghetto”: Black Actors, Stereotypes, and Authenticity
  2. pp. 232-242
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  1. 10. Before and After Watts: Black Art in Los Angeles
  2. pp. 243-265
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  1. 11. SOLAR: The History of the Sounds of Los Angeles Records
  2. pp. 266-282
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  1. 12. Killing “Killer King”: The Los Angeles Times and a “Troubled” Hospital in the ’Hood
  2. pp. 283-320
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  1. PART 4. Action
  2. p. 321
  1. 13. Bass to Bass: Relative Freedom and Womanist Leadership in Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 323-342
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  1. 14. Concerned Citizens: Environmental (In)Justice in Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 343-359
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  1. 15. A Common Project for a Just Society: Black Labor in Los Angeles
  2. pp. 360-381
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  1. 16. Reclaiming UCLA: The Education Crisis in Black Los Angeles
  2. pp. 382-406
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 407-424
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 425-427
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 429-439
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814773062
Related ISBN
9780814737347
MARC Record
OCLC
697182006
Pages
432
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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