Gibbs Smith

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In this collection of provocative essays, the contributing authors shed light on a number of initiatives and projects addressing the challenges faced by South Los Angeles.

Is South Los Angeles on the mend? How is it combatting the blight of crime, gang violence, high unemployment, and dire poverty? In provocative essays, the contributing authors to Post-Ghetto address these questions by pointing out robust signs of hope for the area's residents—an increase in corporate retail investment, a decrease in homicides, a proliferation of nonprofit service providers, a paradigm shift in violence- and gang-prevention programs, and progress toward a strengthened, more racially integrated labor movement. By charting the connections between public property and the health of a community, the authors offer innovative ideas and visionary strategies for further urban renewal and remediation.

Essay authors are Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Andrea Asuma, Edna Bonacich, Robert Gottlieb, Karen M. Hennigan, Jorge N. Leal, Jill Leovy, Cheryl Maxson, Scott Saul, David C. Sloane, Mark Vallianatos, Danny Widener, and Natale Zappia.

Josh Sides is the Whitsett Chair of California History and the Director for the Center for Southern California Studies at California State University. Northridge. He is the author of numerous articles and two books, L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present and Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco.