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Venice
Author: Andrew Deener

ISBN: 9780226140018
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 16 June 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
Nestled between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, Venice is a Los Angeles community filled with apparent contradictions. There, people of various races and classes live side by side, a population of astounding diversity bound together by geographic proximity.ÿFrom street to street, and from block to block, million dollar homes stand near housing projects and homeless encampments; and upscale boutiques are just a short walk from the (in)famous Venice Beach where artists and carnival performers practice their crafts opposite cafs and ragtag tourist shops.ÿIn Venice: A Contested Bohemia in Los Angeles, Andrew Deener invites the reader on an ethnographic tour of this legendary California beach community and the people who live there.ÿIn writing this book, the ethnographer became an insider; Deener lived as a resident of Venice for close to six years. Here, he brings a scholarly eye to bear on the effects of gentrification, homelessness, segregation, and immigration on this community. Through stories from five different parts of Venice-Oakwood, Rose Avenue, the Boardwalk, the Canals, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard- Deener identifies why Venice mainta...

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