Black Los Angeles American Dreams and Racial Realities

ISBN-10: 0814737358
ISBN-13: 9780814737354
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Darnell Hunt is Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and Professor of Sociology at UCLA. He is the editor or author of numerous books, including Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America and Screening the Los Angeles “Riots:“ Race, Seeing, and Resistance.

Ana-Christina Ram�n is Assistant Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and a social psychologist.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Dreaming of Black Los Angeles
Space
Race, Space, and the Evolution of Black Los Angeles
From Central Avenue to Leimert Park: The Shifting Center of Black Los Angeles
The Decline of a Black Community by the Sea: Demographic and Political Changes in Oakwood
People
"Blowing Up" at Project Blowed: Rap Dreams and Young Black Men
Out of the Void: Street Gangs in Black Los Angeles
Imprisoning the Family: Incarceration in Black Los Angeles
Black and Gay in L.A.: The Relationships Black Lesbians and Gay Men Have to Their Racial and Religious Communities
Image
Looking for the 'Hood and Finding Community: South Central, Race, and Media
Playing "Ghetto": Black Actors, Stereotypes, and Authenticity
Before and After Watts: Black Art in Los Angeles
SOLAR: The History of the Sounds of Los Angeles Records
Killing "Killer King": The Los Angeles Times and a "Troubled" Hospital in the 'Hood
Action
Bass to Bass: Relative Freedom and Womanist Leadership in Black Los Angeles
Concerned Citizens: Environmental (In)Justice in Black Los Angeles
A Common Project for a Just Society: Black Labor in Los Angeles
Reclaiming UCLA: The Education Crisis in Black Los Angeles
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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