Tag: Religion

Establishing Social and Political Identity in a New Land

Vietnamese American Communities and Confidence-Building for Students from Vietnam

Our Lady of La Vang

Vietnamese Virgin Mary, Made in California

Seeing Orange County

Tom Zoellner Elaine Lewinnek Editor’s Note: This Boom conversation brings together an English literature scholar and an urbanist American Studies […]

Ayahuasca-naut: A Zen Student’s Experiment with Shamanic Medicine

Nick Shindo Street A hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca is having a heyday in the United States. Rolling Stone, Fusion, VICE […]

Danza de Los Superhéroes: Zapotec Immigrant Tradition in Transnational Transfer

Leopoldo Peña Just west of downtown Los Angeles, in a derelict American Craftsman house, a group of Zapotec immigrants from […]

Writing Orange County

Elaine Lewinnek Naming a literary depiction of Orange County is no easy task. One or two sitcoms that describe the […]

California from a Different Angle

Mike Miller  A review of Fred B. Glass, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement. Oakland: […]

Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s Assemblage of Religious Art

Rick Kennedy On 8 September 2016, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the cross on Mount Soledad […]

Anthropologist as Court Jester: Civil Disobedience and The People’s Café

Nancy Scheper-Hughes “Just remember, Nancy, that you and I are just ‘passing’ as academics.” —George A. DeVos (“the Fox” in […]