Friday, July 7, 2017

East LA Youth Culture (video)

Documentarian Pilar Tompkins Rivas; Crystal Quintero, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
This mini-documentary is a student project  prepared for the Visual Research Methodologies Course at Claremont Graduate University, L.A. It was made with appropriated source material freely available on the Internet.
  • Academic sources: Brake, Mike. Comparative Youth Culture: The Sociology of Youth Cultures and Youth Subcultures in America, Britain and Canada, (1985).
  • Hall, Stuart and Tony Jefferson. Resistance through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Postwar Britain, (1976).
  • Artists and (known) photographers featured: Asco, Angela Boatwright, Gregory Bojorquez, Rafael Cardenas, Oscar Castillo, Richard Duardo, Pete Galindo, Diane Gamboa, Willie Herron III, Guadalupe Rosales, Shizu Saldamando, John Valadez.
  • (Known) Videographers and Documentarians featured: Angela Boatwright, Pete Galindo, I-d, Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle.
  • Groups: Mongols Motorcycle Club, Ovarian Psychos.
  • Musicians featured: Alice Bag, Joy Division, Lysa Flores, Los Illegals, Mariachi Manchester, The Brat, The Smiths, Underground Alliance.
  • Musical tracks: “Whittier Boulevard” by Thee Midnighters; “Strawberry Fields Forever” by La Santa Cecilia.
  • Video footage sources: Vans Warped Tour Presents: East L.A.'s Underground Alliance: (
  • Marc Jacobs Tribes: Greasers and Pin-Ups in East LA (
  • “East LA Gangs” featured on 60 minutes (1978) (
  • “Gangster Girls” segment on Leeza Gibbons talk show, circa 1990s (
  • Vexing: Female Voices of East LA Punk (
  • Mariachi Manchester at Eastside Luv (
  • East LA Taiko Featuring Lysa Flores - Love Will Tear Us Apart (
  • Ovarian Psycos - teaser (
  • Archival resources: Guadalupe Rosales Instagram (
  • Los Angeles Public Library Photo Archive.
  • Mongols Motorcycle Club history (

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