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A History of Forgetting : Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, Paperback / softback Book

A History of Forgetting : Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory Paperback / softback


Los Angeles is a city which has long thrived on the continual re-creation of its own myth.

In this extraordinary work, Norman Klein examines the process of memory erasure in LA.

Using a provocative mixture of fact and fiction, the book takes us on an "anti-tour" of downtown LA, examines life for Vietnamese immigrants in the City of Dreams, imagines Walter Benjamin as a Los Angeleno, and finally looks at the way information technology has recreated the city, turning cyberspace into the last suburb.

In this new edition, Norman Klein explores the evolution of the Latino majority, how the Pacific economy is changing the structure of urban life, the impact of collapsing infrastructure in the city, and the restructuring of those very districts that had been "forgotten"


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781844672424



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