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BOOM: A Journal of California publishes first issue

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The University of California Press has announced publication of the first issue, dated March 2011, of Boom: A Journal of California. Subscriptions are available through, and a selection of articles is available on, the new journal’s website.

The Table of Contents of the first issue is the following:

THE STATE WE’RE IN
Listening to Art Laboe | Susan Straight
Together in the airwaves

CALIFORNIANS
Talking with Tenants Together | Sasha Abramsky
When renters get kicked to the curb

Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix | Kent Wong and Matias Ramos
Remembering two DREAM activists

ANALYSES
Religion by Lottery | Wade Clark Roof
At the crossroads in Mission Viejo

PRODUCING CULTURE
Interview with Randall Grahm | Carolyn de la Peña
Why we need risky wine; learning to let go

INQUIRIES
How to Fix a Broken State | Joe Mathews and Mark Paul
Remaking California government

Race and the Mythology of California’s Lost Paradise | Daniel HoSang
Initiating failure

Country Music’s California Heart | Jesse Drew
The surprising politics of a familiar sound

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
California Sueños | Josh Kun
Dreaming the other California

LINE BY LINE
Backs to the Well | Michael Ziser
Water writes

CONTESTED GROUND
Images from the Central Valley | Tracy Perkins and Julie Sze
Seeking environmental justice

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