Popular culture in the age of white flight fear and fantasy in suburban los angeles american crossroads eric avila on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers los angeles pulsed with economic vitality and demographic growth in the decades following world war ii this vividly detailed cultural history of la from 1940 to 1970 traces the rise of a new suburban consciousness . The arrival of the brooklyn dodgers in los angeles in 1957 marked the incorporation of los angeles into the big league of american cities and while that move signaled the publics expanding and enduring fascination with the national pastime it also illuminated the shifting paradigms of popular culture in the age of white flight. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for popular culture in the age of white flight fear and fantasy in suburban los angeles american crossroads book 13 at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Eric avilas popular culture in the age of white flight fear and fantasy in suburban los angeles looks at racialization in the 1950s through the lens of popular culture by examining the film noir and science fiction genres disneyland dodger stadium and the construction of freeways avila looks at the ways in which privatization patriarchy and especially white identity were reinforced . In popular culture in the age of white flight eric avila offers a unique argument about the restructuring of urban space in the two decades following world war ii and the role played by new suburban spaces in dramatically transforming the political culture of the united states
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