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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

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Publisher Comments:

No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, “Los Angeles brings it all together.” To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where “you can rot without feeling it.” To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide- ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias. 

In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs LA’s shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel Westa city in which we may glimpse our own future mirrored with terrifying clarity.

In this new edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city’s current status.

Synopsis:

This new edition of Mike Davis’s visionary work gives an update on Los Angeles as the city hits the 21st century.

About the Author

MacArthur Fellow Mike Davis lives in San Diego. He is the author of many books including Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door and Planet of Slums.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844675685
Author:
Davis, Mike
Publisher:
Verso
Photographer:
Morrow, Robert
Author:
Morrow, Robert
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New Edition
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
441
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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