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Subject: Bibliography about life in LA
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: killerwhale9-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 23 May 2006 05:55 PDT
Expires: 22 Jun 2006 05:55 PDT
Question ID: 731637
I'm looking for some reference books or web sites about LA and life in
LA. I'm mostly looking for:
- Books describing the lifestyle, customs, atmospheres;
- The neighborhoods, social categories, habits; 
- Not focussing only on touristic venues (I'm interested in the life
of the locals, not in tourism);
- Rather fun to read (I don't mind long and complicated texts and
figures, but I don't want endless charts of statistics with no
- Photographs and maps are much appreciated.

I'm looking for references that would enable me to learn about the
city in general, enabling me to feel what's it's like to be a local.
So I'm not definitely not looking for tourist guides, which say next
to nothing about the life. I'd rather be looking for monographs about
LA, for example, if such things exist.

I have next to no experience of the city.

Clarification of Question by killerwhale9-ga on 23 May 2006 05:57 PDT
I meant "I'm definitely NOT looking for tourist guides" (two "not"
where there should be one)
Subject: Re: Bibliography about life in LA
Answered By: czh-ga on 23 May 2006 15:51 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again killerwhale9-ga,

I h ad so much fun answering your other question about Los Angeles
that I couldn?t resist researching your new question. Below I?ve
provided you with an eclectic collection of books (and a few articles
and blogs) about Los Angeles. They?re not in any particular order. I
suggest that you browse through them and choose what you like. I trust
that there is sufficient variety here to meet your needs.


~ czh ~
Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology 

Another City : Writing from Los Angeles (Paperback) 
by David L. Ulin (Editor)

The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles

Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction (Western Literature Series) (Paperback) 
by David M. Fine

Los Angeles A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the City and County (Paperback) 
by Leonard Pitt, Dale Pitt 

Resident Tourist: Los Angeles (Paperback) 
by Kelly Mayfield, Chuck Mindenhall, Aaron Fontana

Newcomer's Handbook For Moving To And Living In Los Angeles: Including
Santa Monica, Pasadena, Orange County, And The San Fernando Valley
(Newcomer's Handbooks) (Paperback)
by Joan Wai 

The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles (Paperback) 
by William Fulton

City of Quartz : Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (Vintage) (Paperback) 
by Mike Davis

Ecology of Fear : Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster
(Vintage) (Paperback)
by Mike Davis

Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City (Paperback) 
by Mike Davis

Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies (Paperback) 
by Reyner Banham

An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles (Paperback) 
by Robert Winter, David Gebhard

The Next Los Angeles : The Struggle for a Livable City (Paperback) 
by Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier

The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory
(Haymarket Series) (Paperback)
by Norman M. Klein

Unmasking L.A.: Third Worlds & the City (Paperback) 
by Deepak Narang Sawhney (Editor)

Ethnic Los Angeles (Paperback) 
by Roger Waldinger (Editor)

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A perfect answer! Thank you very much! :-)

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