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END OF NATURE
OR
TURTLE ISLAND PIECE
we are nature. all our senses. Nature is our construction now.Destruction is unethical. Green house gases and fossil fuels, alter nature
THE LOVED ONE
culture thats dead before they are dead, based on capitalism, misplaced idealism, hypocrisy. world is a simulation, COMMERCIALISM W/ SPIRITUALITY
NECROPOLIS
large cemetary, or burial place, near the sites of ancient civilization
MEMENTO MORI
REMINDER OF DEATH, THE SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN
IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO
racial paradox of american ideology, fredom and spatial restriction, job discrimination, exclusion from public facilities, restrictive covenants

can achieve freedoom within constraints of racist society
APOCALYPSE
end of everything in the moment of judgement

central to L.A due to dissappointments of recovered paradise and dreams
PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
nature is polluted by chemicals..failures and disappointments, abortion, dysfunctional nature, selling of rape
RIOTS OF 1965
Police brutality. Watts Riot= August 1965 "monkeys" by Chief Parker
Watts= new era black power
RIOTS OF 1992
riot of color, majority were Latino then Black.
social and economic problems, conflicts with Korean shop owners
TO SLEEP WITH ANGER
Transgenerational Structure-black immigration to LA
economic status vs. cultural tradtion
nostaligia and ambition, old and young, death and life

ends in affirmation and reconciliation, not dissappointment
FORTRESS L.A.
Urban Racial Unrest--sees it as a class struggle between interest of wealth and the poor, municipal planning directed by wealth

exclusion of poor, control of poor
KERNER COMMISSION REPORT
"two societies, white black ---seperate but unequal", riot commission report
Lyndon B. Johnson
black frustration and lack of economic opportunity
CHANGING POLICING TECH
crowd control, surveillance, patrol cars

intimidation, exclusion (gated communities), discomfort (bum proff benches)
RISING UNEMPLOYMENT MINORITY
crack cocaine epidemic, gang hysteria
RAMONA
world jsut before origins of modern LOS Angeles,a naturally harmonious world, race and class are natural, leading characters to necessary behaviors according to status

forgives us for our sins and allows us to keep sinning
MEXICANS: RAMONA
high spirited honorable, honest comical peasants
INDIANS: RAMONA
creatures, instinctive, patient, loyal, musical. not a civilized man
ANGLOS: RAMONA
SUBHUMAN: traders, thieves, dogs

HOWEVER, this allowed them to take over land, and sin, and keep sinning, becoming that which had been displaced
CHINATOWN
wrendition of incidents surrounding the development of water resources in L.A. Owens Valley

dominate classes have maintained their positions of power

MARX AND ALTHUSSER--ideology for thos who profit less so they dont revolt, biological, material, and ideological.

Babies for work, water for production, ideolgoy for poor

desire for water sex and money

appearacne and reputation, must preserves one's name and image more important than the reality of ones actions
THE CRYING LOT OF 49
entropy is a measure of disorder
physical systems do useful, organized work. closed systems always go in one direction -- down toward less organization, less productive

information systems,information decays, noise becomes missed with signal
DIDACTIC
instructional quality, teaching about the world, moral lessons included
NATURES WRITING FUCTION
observation, didactic, meaning, environmental conciousness, resoration
L.A is unnatural and new, city of illusions
young city (1781), city of immigrants, technological city, threatened by catastrophe, and known as an image through media
4 types OF NATURE
1)nature is everything at all times
2)nature has two matrixes (human nature, and non human nature)opposition----
--nature is non human and human is the artifical manufacture
--or both are valid and both are nature
3)Metaphysical view of nature--god religion
4)There is no nature
SIGN
anything with meaning,
ICON
1stness, resemblence
COLOR, display ideational certainty
by virtue of their inherent representational character
INDEX
2NDNESS, relatinship with thing and part of thing
material reference

"footprint to foot"

cause and effect
SYMBOLS
3RDNESS
no relationship with thing but only because we've been trained to think so

social certainty-- most common form of sign
ENTROPY
starting a state of order and going into a state of less disorder
DUALISM
this invloves the spiritual vs. the bady or fact vs. imaginary. It is a duplicity in belief
1848
yEAR OF THE TREATY OF GUADELUPE, this is when california became U.S. land
Colorade, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico

Nicholas Trist
GRAPES OF WRATH
JOHN FORD
CHINATOWN
ROMAN PLANSKI
TO SLEEP WITH ANGER
CHARLES BURNETT
THE LOVED ONE
TONY RICHARDSON
PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
JOAN DIDION
IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO
CHESTER HIMES
THEY SHOOT HORSES DONT THEY
HORACE MCCOY
THE CRYING OF LOT 49
THOMAS PYNCHON
THE LOVED ONE
EVELYN WAUGH
THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
NATHANIEL WEST
IDEOLOGICAL STATE APPARATUSES
LOUIS ALTHUSSER
FORTRESS LA
MIKE DAVIS
GOLDEN LAND
WILLIAM FAULKNER
INDISPENSABLE SCAPEGOATS AND INTO THE MAINSTREAM
HATA AND HATA
RAMONA
HELEN JACKSON
TO BUILD A FIRE
JACK LONDON
END OF NATURE
BILL MCKIBBEN
REINVENTING EDEN
CAROL MERCHANT
WHAT IS A SIGN?
PILLAR
FACING WEST FROM CALIFORNIAS SHORES
WALT WHITMAN
FROM MILITARY INDUSTRIAL TO URBAN INDUSTRIAL
RAUL VILLA
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FRONTIER IN AMERICAN HISTORY
FREDERICK TURNER
REDISCOVERY OF TURTLE ISLAND
GARY SNYDER
CEREMONY
LESLIE SILKO
ORIENTALISM
EDWARD SAID
IF I AM TOO BROWN OR TOO WHITE FOR YOU
WENDY ROSE
JOHN RECHY
CITY OF NIGHT
AFTER THE FIRE
MARGARET MILLAR
THE PURITAN OF NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE
BELDEN LANE
THE IDEAL COUNTRY LIFE
MATT GARCIA
MARVELOUS POSSESSIONS
STEPHEN GREENBLATT
ORIGIN OF SPECIES
CHARLES DARWIN
THE PRARIE AND PIONEERS
JAMES FENIMORE
LOS ANGELES RIOTS
MARK BALDASSARE
A PARADOX FOR BLACKS IN THE PROMISED LAND
KEITH NAYLOR