Companion to Los Angeles, A

Companion to Los Angeles, A

Editor(s): William Deverell, Greg Hise

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010 11:16AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405171274

Online ISBN: 9781444390964

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390964

About this Book

This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex history of Los Angeles.

  • The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship
  • Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography
  • Photo essays and 'contemporary voice' sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city
  • Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Long History of a Global City

  2. Part II: Social Flashpoints

  3. Part III: Politics and Economies

  4. Part IV: Cultures and Communities

  5. Part V: Landscapes and Place

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