Mike Davis


Born
in Fontana, California, The United States
January 01, 1946

Genre

Influences


Social commentator, urban theorist, historian, and political activist. He is best known for his investigations of power and social class in his native Southern California.

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City of Quartz: Excavating ...

4.11 avg rating — 2,587 ratings — published 1990 — 18 editions
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Planet of Slums

3.90 avg rating — 1,947 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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Late Victorian Holocausts: ...

4.09 avg rating — 1,003 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Ecology of Fear: Los Angele...

3.98 avg rating — 961 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Buda's Wagon: A Brief Histo...

3.82 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Magical Urbanism: Latinos R...

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3.71 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Dead Cities: And Other Tales

3.99 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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In Praise of Barbarians: Es...

3.86 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds...

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Prisoners of the American D...

4.28 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1986 — 7 editions
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“The car bomb is the poor man’s air force.”
Mike Davis

“South Central Los Angeles, for example, is a data and media black hole, without local cable programming or links to major data systems. Just as it became a housing-and-jobs ghetto in the postwar period, it is now evolving into an off-net electronic ghetto.”
Mike Davis, Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles And The Imagination Of Disaster

“we live in the age of the city. The city is everything to us it consumes us and for that reason we glorify it"
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Mike Davis

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