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These are the works we read in class:
Week 1: Course Introduction; Class and Power
Gilbert, The Dimensions of Class
Kornhauser, Power Elite or Veto Groups?
Week 2: Urban Space and Power: Urban Ecology and Political Economy, Urban Renewal
Palen, Structure and Organization of American Cities
Feagin, Building American Cities
Levy, Contemporary Urban Planning
Hines, Housing, Baseball, and Creeping Socialism
Week 3: Race and Public Policies: Development and Historic Preservation
Saito, The Politics of Exclusion, Chapters 1, 2, 3
Week 4: Community Benefits Agreements; Universities and Development: USC
Saito and Truong, The L.A. Live Community Benefits Agreement
Roseman et al., A University and a Neighborhood: USC
Redevelopment Plan. Hoover Redevelopment Project
USC 1966 Master Plan
The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
EIR II. Project Description
Time Princeton Review 1999
Media Advisory
Unidad July 24
Unidad Press Conference
Saillant, LA Panel Puts Hold on USC Plan
Joint Public Statement Dec 2012
Week 5: Race and Poverty, Preliminary outline due in section
Lewis, The Culture of Poverty
Ryan, The Art of Savage Discovery-How to Blame the Victim
Bonilla-Silva, The Central Frames of Color-Blind Racism
Week 6: WalMart
Gereffi and Christian, The Impacts of Wal-Mart
Freeman, Wal-Mart Supercenters
Dube and Jacobs, Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs
Saillant, In Panorama City, a Wal-Mart’s not so unwelcome
Zahniser, Wal-Mart plans to open grocery store in L.A.’s Chinatown
Bloomekatz, Thousands rally against Wal-Mart in Chinatown
Newton, A Proposed Wal-Mart Grocery Store
Week 7: The Global Economy and the Working Poor
Bonacich and Appelbaum, Behind the Label, Chapters Introduction, 1, 2, 3
Schmitt, Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?
The Global Economy and the Working Poor, continued
Week 9: Sports and Development, Preliminary paper due in section
Sze, Sports Teams and Sports Complexes: Race, Ethnicity, Representation
Clark, “Indian” Mascots and the Pathology of Anti-Indigenous Racism
Leiva, ‘Just Win, Baby!’ The Raider Nation and Second Chances for Black and Brown L.A.
Lipsitz, Space, Sports and Spectatorship
*Guest speaker Priscilla Leiva (UT Austin)
For additional insight, look up articles by journalist Dave Zirin
SPRING BREAK Monday-Saturday March 16-21
Week 10: Representations of Race in Media and Social Science
Lipsitz, Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Hannerz, Selections from Soulside: Inquiries into Ghetto Culture and Community
Kelley, ‘Looking for the ‘Real’ Nigga: Social Scientists Construct the Ghetto
Yuen, Playing ‘Ghetto’: Embodiments of South Central in Popular Culture
Omi and Winant, Introduction to Racial Formation in the United States (Pages 1-10 only)
Hunt, Introduction: Dreaming of Black Los Angeles
Gray, Introduction to Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for Blackness
Greco Larson, Selections from Media & Minorities
Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam. Pages 189-204 in Unthinking Eurocentrism:
Multiculturalism and the Media
Week 11: Race and Criminal Justice: Incarceration, Police Brutality, and Responses
Thompson, Why Mass Incarceration Matters
Bonilla and Rosa, #Ferguson
digital supplement (please spend some time exploring this link):
Sears, Urban Rioting in Los Angeles
Alexander, New Jim Crow, Chapters 1 & 2
Tucker, et al., Imprisoning the Family: Incarceration in Black Los Angeles
Cuevas, Race and the L.A. Human
Wilson, Inventing Black-on-Black Violence: Discourse, Space, and Representation
Week 12: The Latino Threat: Race, Latinidad, Immigration, and the “I”-word
Chávez, Introduction to Latino Threat
Plascencia, The “Undocumented” Mexican Migrant Question (pages 2-43 of the PDF)
Rosa, Contesting Representations of Immigration (only 2 pages)
Díaz, Latinos at the Margins of Celebrity Culture
*Guest speaker via Skype: Jonathan Rosa (UMass Amherst)
Frasure-Yokle and Greene, Black Views Towards Proposed Undocumented
Immigrant Policies
Dávila, Introduction to Latino Spin

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