Mike Davis

Mike Davis, it is said, "holds the keys to understanding the city of Los Angeles and much else" (Lingua Franca). A former meatcutter and long-distance truck driver, he has taught urban theory at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, was a fellow at the Getty Institute, and was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. The author if Prisoners fo the American Dream and City of Quartz, he writes regularly for The Nation, Grand Street, Sierra Magazine, L.A. Weekly, and the Los Angeles Times. Born in Los Angeles, he now lives in Pasadena.

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Ecology of Fear

Davis, Mike
Metropolitan Books

Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical...

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