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    Davidson, Ronald
    Book review - City of Rhetoric: Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America by David Flemming
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    Davidson, Ronald
    Few landscapes have been more trivialized for global consumption than the southern California beach. “Baywatch,” “Beach Blanket Bingo,” and Rayner Banham’s coinage of the term “Surfurbia” are among the myriad examples of culture products that depict t . . .
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    Davidson, Ronald
    This is a book review of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
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    Davidson, Ronald
    This paper seeks to interpret and elaborate on the mural, as follows: In the first section I expand on the mural’s narrative about Los Angeles. According to this (familiar) narrative, the city exemplifies modernist patterns of development, often to th . . .
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    Davidson, Ronald
    In the post-war years, Americans migrated en masse into suburbs punctuated by shopping centers that served as social and recreational hubs. Concerned about the civic wellbeing of shopping-centered suburbanites, a group called the Agora Coalition forme . . .
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    Davidson, Ronald
    In the public-space discourse Los Angeles is usually portrayed as more "anti-city" than city. Its landscape is overrun by houses, "private-public" squares and plazas, theme parks, shopping malls, and so on and lacks inclusive public places. Yet this d . . .
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    Swain, John D.
    This article describes the self-reflexive investigation of four first-year faculty at a comprehensive state university in Southern California. In professional development efforts to identify best practice, each of us explored and evaluated our teachin . . .
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    Swain, John D.
    Many competing factors are now affecting how students think about higher education. One primary factor is the use of a business model for education – highlighting profit, patents, commercial investments, and the use of market competition, for example . . .
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    Book review
    Davidson, Ronald
    Book Review of What Americans Build and Why: Psychological Perspectives by Ann Sloan Devlin