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The Tattooed Soldier
Héctor Tobar


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Los Angeles
Urban Experience
Changing Demographics

"Los Angeles was the problem" -Héctor Tobar

Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions

  • Why Los Angeles is a problem?
  • Is homelessness a major social problem in Los Angeles?


Bedolla, Lisa García. (2005). Fluid borders: Latino power, identity, and politics in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press. F869.L89 S753 2005

Corwin, Miles. (2003). Homicide special: a year with the LAPDÂ’s elite detective unit. New York: Henry Holt. HV8148.L55 C67 2003

Davis, Mike. (2006). City of quartz: excavating the future in Los Angeles. London: Verso. HN80.L7 D38 2006

Davis, Mike. (2002). Dead cities, and other tales. New York: New Press, Norton. HT123 .D43 2002

Davis, Mike. (2000). Magical urbanism: Latinos reinvent the U.S. city. London: Verso. E184.S75 D36 2000

Davis, Mike. (1998). Ecology of fear: Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster. New York: Metropolitan Books. HN80.L7 D37 1998

Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., and Mark LaGory. (2000). Unhealthy places: the ecology of risk in the urban landscape. New York: Routledge, 2000. RA566.3 .F58 2000

Fulton, William B. (1997). The reluctant metropolis: the politics of urban growth in Los Angeles. Point Arena, CA: Solano Press. HT384.U52 C245 1997

Gottlieb, Robert. (2005). The next Los Angeles: the struggle for a livable city. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. HN80.L7 N49 2005

Greenberg, Michael R., and Dona Schneider. (1996). Environmentally devastated neighborhoods: perceptions, policies, and realities. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Library ebook

Hamilton, Nora. (2001). Seeking community in a global city: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. F869.L89 G824 2001

Hohm, Charles F., and James A. Glynn. (2002). California's social problems. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. HN79.C2 C36 2002

Hylen, Arnold. (1976). Bunker Hill, a Los Angeles landmark: recorded in words and pictures by Arnold Hylen. Los Angeles: DawsonÂ’s Book Shop. F869.L88 H9

James, David E. (Ed.). (2003). The sons and daughters of Los: culture and community in L.A. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. F869.L85 S65 2003

Klein, Norman K. (1997). The history of forgetting: Los Angeles and the erasure of memory. London: Verso. F869.L857 K53

Newmark, Harris. (1970). Sixty years in southern California, 1853-1913: containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark. Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge.
F869.L8 N48 1970

Ochoa, Enrique C., and Gilda L. Ochoa (Eds.). (2005). Latino Los Angeles: transformations, communities, and activism. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. F869.L89 S7537 2005

OÂ’Connor, Alice, Chris Tilly, and Lawrence D. Bobo (Eds.). (2001). Urban inequality: evidence from four cities. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. HT123 .U7454 2001

Rieff, David. (1991). Los Angeles: capital of the third world. New York: Simon & Schuster. F869.L85 R54 1991

Riposa, Gerry, and Carolyn G. Dersch (Eds.). (1992). City of angels. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt. HN80.L7 C58 1992

Sawhney, Deepak Narang. (2002). Unmasking L.A.: third worlds and the city. New York: Palgrave. Reordered

Scott, Allen J., and Edward W. Soja. (1996). The city: Los Angeles and urban theory at the end of the twentieth century. Berkeley: University of California Press. HN80.L7 C57 1996 and Library ebook

Silva-Corvalan, Carmen. (1994). Language contact and change: Spanish in Los Angeles. New York: Oxford University Press. PC4829.L58 S55 1994

Weaver, John Downing. (1980). Los Angeles: the enormous village 1781-1981. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press. F869.L857 W4

Videos / DVDs
Available at the Library Media Center, Library North 3rd Fl.

Made in L.A. Story of three Latina immigrants working in the sweatshops of Los Angeles. HD2339.U6 .M334

Web Resources

City of Los Angeles. L.A. history and facts.

University of Southern California. Los Angeles and the problem of urban historical knowledge.


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