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Main Title City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles /
Author Davis, Mike,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Morrow, Robert,
Publisher Vintage Books,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 24216087
ISBN 0679738061; 9780679738060; 0099998203; 9780099998204
Subjects Los Angeles (Calif)--Social conditions ; California--Los Angeles ; Soziale Probleme ; Soziale Situation ; Stadtentwicklung ; Stadscultuur ; Toekomstverwachtingen ; Condicoes sociais ; Sociology, Urban--California--Los Angeles ; City and town life--California--Los Angeles
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  HN80.L7D38 1992 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/15/2000
Edition 1st Vintage Books ed.
Collation 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Notes "Originally published in Great Britain in hardcover by Verso ... London, in 1990"--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes 1. Sunshine or Noir? -- 2. Power Lines -- 3. Homegrown Revolution -- 4. Fortress L.A. -- 5. The Hammer and the Rock -- 6. New Confessions -- 7. Junkyard of Dreams. 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. -- from book cover.
Place Published New York :
PUB Date Free Form 1992.
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 91050492
Merged OCLC records 26311504; 1166991022
OCLC Time Stamp 20000714172012
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 00937pam 2200277 a 45020