This comes thanks to the advent of TV, which sold the world on "fun in the sun."
A reader is left to wonder why canyon and hillside neighborhoods would be paranoid enough to isolate themselves even further.
It was supposed to become his PhD dissertation but was rejected even by the local liberal academic establishment.
This is a book that will change your life. It changed mine. Yes, for the better. The critics of the book are pretty much systematically hired assassins of thought and analysis. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Shawn Parkhurst
Mike Davis' City of Quartz uses excessively repeating imagery to interpret modern Los Angeles architecture and urban renewal as an imposing totalitarian force that seems callous... Read morePublished 22 months ago by WhatsInAName
Mike Davis has mastered the linguistic game of authorship. He's writing style demands a high level of awareness to wit and sarcasm. Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by Pretentious Humilitarian
A portion of "The City of Quartz" that deals with LA's Jewish Community appears to be refreshingly devoid of political correctness. Read morePublished on August 25, 2011 by Chess Parent
A mix of good and bad. Good: exhaustively researched, full of references, some of which I intend to read. A good starting point for many topics. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by Mark_the_Maven
An unfortunate classic for urban studies. It might be all too valid... Actually it might be gaining validity as time progresses...Published on September 21, 2008 by Daniel Lobo
I caught Mike Davis on an HBO Documentary about gangs in Southern California, and this book was referenced many times. Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Christopher Dipasquale