Putting Culture on the Map: Media Discourse and the Urban Growth Machine in Koreatown, Los Angeles

  title={Putting Culture on the Map: Media Discourse and the Urban Growth Machine in Koreatown, Los Angeles},
  author={Brady Collins},
  journal={Urban Affairs Review},
  pages={254 - 288}
  • Brady Collins
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Sociology, History
  • Urban Affairs Review
In today’s postindustrial economy, the extent to which cities and neighborhoods can develop and promote their cultural assets has become a key strategy for maintaining competitiveness by attracting tourism, investment, and job and population growth. These cultural modes of urban development fit the logic of the urban growth machine, in that they foster ideologies of place to encourage investment and enhance the profitability of the local economic base. This article examines the often-neglected… 
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