Annotated Bibliography-MF

Project: The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Aftermath: Segregation of Media Coverage and Recovery Aid against Latino Communities in San Fernando Valley.

  • Kamel, N. M., & Loukaitou-Sideris, A. (2004). Residential assistance and recovery following the Northridge earthquake. Urban Studies41(3), 533-562.

This source is a research article that studied the unequal distribution of federal recovery and assistance from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, as well as its impact on subsequent recovery of certain communities.

This article provides me with the federal and political aspects of the aftermath following the Northridge earthquake. The statistical analysis of the recovery aid and assistance programs present all the impacts of the governing forces have on the local disadvantaged communities, primarily consisting of Latino communities. The disparity within government funded recovery programs reveal both the intentional and unintentional discrimination, or the lack of socioeconomic consideration for those of lower social income classes. Thus, the federal aspects presented in this article can illustrate the external perspective of the Northridge earthquake aftermath for my analysis of the Northridge earthquake.

  • Rodrigue, C. M., Rovai, E., & Place, S. E. (1997). Construction of the” Northridge” Earthquake in Los Angeles’ English and Spanish Print Media: Damage, Attention, and Skewed Recovery. Center for Hazards Research.

This source is a research paper that reviewed the disparity in media coverage and its potential effects on low-income, minority race communities, primarily centering around the Northridge earthquake.

This paper presents a detailed analysis on the media bias present during the 1980s and 1990s time period. By presenting both the English and Spanish media, the paper presents a unique duel perspective on the two local communities, where the English media represent the global perspective, while the Spanish media represent the local minority communities. The comparison of the two media coverage reveals the favoritism and strength of the English media, resulting in the under-coverage of low-income Latino communities during the 1990s. This disparity in media coverage and attention presents subsequent information for me to analyze the social-economic environment present in media during the 1990s time period, as well as its potential impacts on the aftermath recovery processes of the local communities.

  • Padoongpatt, T. M. (2015). ” A Landmark for Sun Valley”: Wat Thai of Los Angeles and Thai American Suburban Culture in 1980s San Fernando Valley. Journal of American Ethnic History34(2), 83-114.

This source is an article exploring the historical development of the Thai community in Sun Valley, of San Fernando Valley.

This article presents the history of the development of several minority groups within eastern San Fernando Valley, particularly Thai community. Although my interest is not exactly of the Thai and Asian minority communities, the historical development encompasses most prevalent minority groups including the Latino communities, as well as other significant minority groups that must be considered as well, following up to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The development of the Thai and other minority communities, particularly the Latino communities, also presents the local ethnic tensions between the previously present white communities, which is not effectively covered in most of my other sources. Overall, this article presents the history behind the development of minority communities in San Fernando Valley, as well as its influence on the previously present local communities.

  • Connor, M. A. (2014). “These Communities Have the Most to Gain from Valley Cityhood” Color-Blind Rhetoric of Urban Secession in Los Angeles, 1996–2002. Journal of Urban History40(1), 48-64.

This source is a journal article that describes the attempt of racial integration for the San Fernando Valley secession movement from Los Angeles.

This journal presents the historical perspective of the White community within the San Fernando Valley. While the author emphasizes on the color-blind approach to diversify the secession movement, the root of the movement itself is deeply rooted within the white community. The secession movement highlights the white community perspective in the San Fernando Valley from the 1960s to the 2000s, in particular their dissatisfaction towards Los Angeles and insecurities towards the growing minority communities. The journal thus presents an interesting position of the local privileged community, whom defined the ethnic tensions and political power within San Fernando Valley, following up to the Northridge earthquake.