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Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End of Public Space

Michael Sorkin - Architecture - 1992 - 252 pages
Discusses the "artificial city" of megamalls, corporate enclaves, gentrified downtowns, and pseudo-historic marketplaces that are rising up around the United States
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In Praise of Barbarians: Essays Against Empire

Mike Davis - History - 2007 - 340 pages
No writer in the US today brings together analysis and history as comprehensively and elegantly as Mike Davis. In these contemporary, interventionist essays, Davis goes beyond ...
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Dead Cities: And Other Tales

Mike Davis - Social Science - 2002 - 432 pages
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Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US City

Mike Davis - Social Science - 2000 - 172 pages
Describes how the rapidly expanding Hispanic population is changing the cities of the United States as well as the national culture, and discusses the barriers which Latinos ...
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California: America's High-Stakes Experiment

Peter Schrag - History - 2007 - 328 pages
Analyzes California's roller coaster ride over the past decades--going from being a model for its high level of government and public services to more lately becoming an anti ...
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Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism

Mike Davis, Daniel Bertrand Monk - Business & Economics - 2011 - 336 pages
"Evil Paradises, " edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places--alternate realities being constructed as "utopias" in ...
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Planet of Slums

Mike Davis - Political Science - 2006 - 228 pages
An exploration of modern-world urbanization cites a concerning rise in slum life that currently accounts for nearly one-fifth of the world's population, arguing that urban ...
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Prisoners of the American Dream: Politics and Economy in the History of the ...

Mike Davis - History - 1999 - 320 pages
Mike Davis's brilliant exegesis attempts to answer the question: Why has the world's most industrially advanced nation never spawned a mass party of the working class?
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Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

Mike Davis - History - 2001 - 464 pages
Shows how the droughts affecting northern Africa, China, and India in the 1870s and 1890s are consistant with El Nino effects, and discusses the economic, racial, and political ...
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