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The Resource City of segregation : 100 years of struggle for housing in Los Angeles, Andrea Gibbons

City of segregation : 100 years of struggle for housing in Los Angeles, Andrea Gibbons

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City of segregation : 100 years of struggle for housing in Los Angeles
Title
City of segregation
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100 years of struggle for housing in Los Angeles
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Andrea Gibbons
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A majestic one-hundred-year study of segregation in Los Angeles Racism has been central to the way that the city of Los Angeles--and all US cities--have formed and grown. There is a long, ugly history of state-supported segregation, the violent local defence of white neighbourhood and racial boundaries with continuing police oppression, ever growing political and economic inequalities, the drive to neoliberalization and privatisation, and today's mass displacement of communities of colour in central areas--a process too often described as incidental. This book attempts to explain what Ruth Wilson Gilmore calls these death-dealing differences. City of Segregation traces one hundred years of the struggle against segregation in Los Angeles; from the struggles that together ended de jure segregation in 1948, to the campaign that resulted in the 1964 prohibition of de facto discrimination and the 2006 fight to implement strict controls over private security forces and to preserve over ten thousand residential hotel units in the heart of gentrifying downtown. Gibbons contends that the study of these struggles, of the cycles of victory and retreat reveals the true shape and nature of the racist logics that must be fought if we have any hope of replacing them with a just city"--
  • "City of Segregation traces one hundred years of the struggle against segregation in Los Angeles: from the struggles that together ended de jure segregation in 1948; to the campaign that resulted in the 1964 prohibition of de facto discrimination; and the 2006 fight to implement strict controls over private security forces and to preserve over 10,000 residential hotel units in the heart of gentrifying downtown. In tracing these fights, Gibbons illustrates the ways in which racism has been central to the way that the city of Los Angeles--like all US cities--has formed and grown. This is a history of state-supported segregation, of the violent local defense of white neighborhood and racial boundaries, of police oppression and growing political and economic inequalities. It is a history of the drive to neoliberalization and privatization, and of today's mass displacement of communities of color in central areas--a process routinely described as incidental. In studying these struggles--and their cycles of victory and retreat--City of Segregation reveals the shape and nature of the racist logics that must be fought if we have any hope of replacing them with a just city"--
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Gibbons, Andrea
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Discrimination in housing
  • African Americans
  • Housing policy
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
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City of segregation : 100 years of struggle for housing in Los Angeles, Andrea Gibbons
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Long Road To 1948: Ending De Jure Segregation
  • As Worthy As You: The Struggles of Black Homeowners Through the 1920s
  • Victory Abroad and at Home: The Second Campaign Against Race-Restrictive Covenants
  • White Reaction: Old Walls Tom Down and New Ones Raised
  • I960S: Bringing Down The Hate Wall
  • CORE and the Testing of the White Suburbs
  • The Second Salvo: Don Wilson and the Battle for the South Bay
  • White Reaction: Old Walls Torn Down and New Ones Raised
  • Into The 2000S And Back To The Center: The Racial Cleansing Of Skid Row
  • Battle on Skid Row
  • Beating Back the Onslaught: The Safer Cities Initiative
  • Neoliberalism Found?
  • Map Credits
  • Notes
  • Index
Control code
037743740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781786632708
Lccn
2018017690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
City of segregation : 100 years of struggle for housing in Los Angeles, Andrea Gibbons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Long Road To 1948: Ending De Jure Segregation
  • As Worthy As You: The Struggles of Black Homeowners Through the 1920s
  • Victory Abroad and at Home: The Second Campaign Against Race-Restrictive Covenants
  • White Reaction: Old Walls Tom Down and New Ones Raised
  • I960S: Bringing Down The Hate Wall
  • CORE and the Testing of the White Suburbs
  • The Second Salvo: Don Wilson and the Battle for the South Bay
  • White Reaction: Old Walls Torn Down and New Ones Raised
  • Into The 2000S And Back To The Center: The Racial Cleansing Of Skid Row
  • Battle on Skid Row
  • Beating Back the Onslaught: The Safer Cities Initiative
  • Neoliberalism Found?
  • Map Credits
  • Notes
  • Index
Control code
037743740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781786632708
Lccn
2018017690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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