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"What Makes the Neighborhood Jewish?: Contesting and Promoting Gentrification in 1980s Los Angeles"
Talks/Lectures

Max D. Baumgarten (Jack H. Skirball Fellow in Modern Jewish Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles), "What Makes the Neighborhood Jewish?: Contesting and Promoting Gentrification in 1980s Los Angeles." Max will discuss how different Jewish sub-groups -- Orthodox Jews, radical activists, and Soviet immigrants -- perceived, contested, and/or supported gentrification and development in the Fairfax District, a historic Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood, during the 1980s. Max is completing his dissertation "Searching for a Stake: The Scope of Jewish Politics in Los Angeles from Watts to Rodney King, 1965-1992." He recently published an article, "Beyond the Binary: Los Angeles and a New York State of Mind," in American Jewish History.


Schedule
California State University, Fresno - McKee-Fisk Building, Fresno, CA

Talks/Lectures
fbseven; fbrelig; Jewish Los Angeles Gentrification Urban History

Wed 4/5/17 at 3:30pm-4:30pm 
Price:Free
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