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Social and Civic Transformation in Suburban Los Angeles Since 1945
Becky Nicolaides, Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

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Suburban Disequilibrium (New York Times) (Article)
Title: Suburban Disequilibrium (New York Times)
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: The Great Divide is a series on inequality — the haves, the have-nots and everyone in between — in the United States and around the world, and its implications for economics, politics, society and culture. The series moderator is Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, a Columbia professor and a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist for the World Bank.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/suburban-disequilibrium/
Primary URL Description: Online commentary from the New York Times
Access Model: Open access
Format: Newspaper
Periodical Title: New York Times
Publisher: New York Times

Design Assimilation in Suburbia: Asian Americans, Built Landscapes, and Suburban Advantage in Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley since 1970 (Article) [show prizes]
Title: Design Assimilation in Suburbia: Asian Americans, Built Landscapes, and Suburban Advantage in Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley since 1970
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Author: James Zarsardiaz
Abstract: Ethnic suburban settlement has shaped suburban landscapes in contrasting ways. On one end are ethnoburbs, where ethnic groups used spatial politics to assert their rights of ethnic expression in the landscape. On the other—less noticed—end are places where ethnic settlers arrived en masse, and their presence was scarcely visible. This article focuses on the latter, towns where ethnic suburbanites consented to existing design mores—what we term design assimilation. Using case studies from Asian American suburbs of the west and east San Gabriel Valley, we explore the history of places where Anglo design aesthetics persisted in the midst of profound demographic change. Multiple factors created and protected these landscapes, including stringent regulatory cultures of these suburbs, white political action, accommodations by builders, and Asian American consent. Asian suburbanites supported these landscapes for aesthetic, nostalgic, political, and economic reasons, including the belief that American landscape aesthetics conveyed a social distinction that positioned them above those around them—including other Asians in the ethnoburbs. Our work shows how suburban advantage has been reinforced by new waves of immigrant suburbanites, in ways that reflect the inequities and spatial expression of globalization itself. This work offers a new perspective on immigrant suburbanization and its interface with suburban “landscapes of privilege.”
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://juh.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/05/0096144215610773.abstract
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Urban History
Publisher: Sage Publications

Introduction: Asian American Suburban History (Article)
Title: Introduction: Asian American Suburban History
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: Historiographic review of Asian American suburban history.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jaeh.html
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of American Ethnic History
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Map Room: Stay-At-Home Moms in Los Angeles County, 1950-2000 (Article)
Title: Map Room: Stay-At-Home Moms in Los Angeles County, 1950-2000
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: This article explores the social geography of stay-at-home mothers in Los Angeles County, 1950-2000, showing the class and ethnic dimensions of the transformations.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://ch.ucpress.edu/
Access Model: subscription only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: California History
Publisher: University of California Press

The Suburb Reader, Second Edition (Book)
Title: The Suburb Reader, Second Edition
Editor: Becky Nicolaides
Editor: Andrew Wiese
Abstract: Since the 1920s, the United States has seen a dramatic reversal in living patterns, with a majority of Americans now residing in suburbs. This mass emigration from cities is one of the most fundamental social and geographical transformations in recent US history. Suburbanization has not only produced a distinct physical environment—it has become a major defining force in the construction of twentieth-century American culture. Employing over 200 primary sources, illustrations, and critical essays, The Suburb Reader documents the rise of North American suburbanization from the 1700s through the present day. Through thematically organized chapters it explores multiple facets of suburbia’s creation and addresses its indelible impact on the shaping of gender and family ideologies, politics, race relations, technology, design, and public policy. Becky Nicolaides’ and Andrew Wiese’s concise commentaries introduce the selections and contextualize the major themes of each chapter. Distinctive in its integration of multiple perspectives on the evolution of the suburban landscape, The Suburb Reader pays particular attention to the long, complex experiences of African Americans, immigrants, and working people in suburbia. Encompassing an impressive breadth of chronology and themes, The Suburb Reader is a landmark collection of the best works on the rise of this modern social phenomenon.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.routledge.com/The-Suburb-Reader-2nd-Edition/Nicolaides-Wiese/p/book/9781138818583
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781138818583
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Exploring Lifeways and Values across L.A. Asian American Suburbs, 1960-2000 (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Exploring Lifeways and Values across L.A. Asian American Suburbs, 1960-2000
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: This paper explored the range of political, cultural, and social experiences across Asian suburbs in Los Angeles, from 1960-2000
Date: 11/06/2015
Primary URL: http://www.sacrph.org/wp.../SACRPH_Program_Booklet_FINAL_USE_BEST_WEB.pd
Conference Name: Sixteenth National Conference on Planning History, Society for American City and Regional Planning History

Globalization and American Suburbia Since 1970 (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Globalization and American Suburbia Since 1970
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: This invited lecture explored major trends in suburban diversification since 1970, using illustrative examples from Los Angeles.
Date Range: 04/22/2016
Location: Georgia Tech
Primary URL: http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/54764

Keynote address: Stills from L.A.: Reflections on diversity and the remaking of suburban life (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Keynote address: Stills from L.A.: Reflections on diversity and the remaking of suburban life
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: This keynote address of the British Association for American Studies Conference described emerging trends in suburban diversity, using Los Angeles as a rich illustrative example.
Date Range: 04/20/2013
Location: University of Exeter, UK
Primary URL: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/baas2013/


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