The 21st Century but this book definitely fits that category and is worth reading along with City of Segregation. T and re invest neighborhoods with financial and cultural capitalDrawing on community survey research interviews with community residents and leaders and ethnographic observation this book argues that the revitalization in Northeast LA by arts leaders and neighborhood activists marks a departure in the political culture from the older civic engagement to socially progressive coalition work involving preservationists environmentalists citizen protestors and arts organizers Finally Lin explores how accelerated entrification and mass displacement of Latinoa and working class households in the 2010s has sparked new rounds of activism as the community rapples with new class conflicts and racial divides in the struggle to self determine its futur.
Park It s also well written and a uick read I haven t been able to find that much ood critical history of LA in. East Los Angeles Lin shows how these entrifying communities help satisfy a white middle class consumer demand for authentic experiences of living on the edge and a spirit of cultural rebellion These neighborhoods have one through several stages from streetcar suburbs to disinvested neighborhoods with the construction of freeways and white flight to immigrant enclaves to the home of Chicanoa artists in the 1970s Those artists were then followed by non Chicanoa white artists who were later threatened with displacement by entrifiers attracted by the neighborhoods' culture street life and reen amenities that earlier inhabitants had worked to create Lin argues that entrification is not a single transition but a series of changes that disinves.
This is a pretty ood look at the history and entrification of Northeast LA places like Eagle Rock and Highland. The promises and conflicts faced by public figures artists and leaders of Northeast Los Angeles as they enliven and defend their neighborhoods Los Angeles is well known as a sprawling metropolis with endless freeways that can make the city feel isolating and separate its communities Yet in the past decade as Jan Lin argues in Taking Back the Boulevard there has been a noticeable renewal of public life on several of the city's iconic boulevards including Atlantic Crenshaw Lankershim Sunset Western and Wilshire These arteries connect neighborhoods across the city traverse socioeconomic divides and ethnic enclaves and can be understood as the true locational heart of public life in the metropolisFocusing especially on the cultural scene of North.