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Book Review - Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, by Min Hyoung Song
Journal of San Diego History
  • Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University
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Book Review
Publication Date
4-1-2008
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Abstract

The Los Angeles riots of April 1992 had a deep impact on many residents of the United States, particularly Korean Americans and African Americans. In Strange Future, Min Hyoung Song, a professor of English at Boston College, analyzes a novel, a play, and two films, all of which examine the rioting in Los Angeles. All of these cultural productions are profoundly pessimistic. They draw upon the riots to imagine a troubling future for American society. These pessimistic works, however, do not foreclose the possibility of a future characterized by social and economic justice, Song insists.

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Kevin Allen Leonard. "Book Review - Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, by Min Hyoung Song" Journal of San Diego History Vol. 54 Iss. 2 (2008) p. 130 - 131
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_leonard/34/