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A People’s Guide to Los Angeles

by Laura Pulido (American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California), Laura Barraclough (Sociology, Kalamazoo College), Wendy Chen (Asian Pacific American Studies and Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State University)


the idea, writing style, book structure… this is a true sister of citámbulos… and possibly a declaration of love between Mexico City and LA.


see and compare for yourself:

“A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.” (from the book description at University of California Press).

An excerpt can bee read here. (once on their website, follow the link on the right hand side)