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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... genuine connection to the difficulties here. His most well known books, City of Quartz and The Ecology of Fear are unsparing in their assessments of those difficulties. He invited architectural educator and Director of UCLA’s cityLAB, Dana Cuff, and Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., including City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. He is professor emeritus at University of California, Riverside, in the department of creative writing. W I L L D A V I S is a Ph.D. student in architecture at University of California, Los Angeles. He studied in Bristol, Rotterdam, and Lund...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... urbanities. Davis s City of Quartz presaged a bleak future that stemmed from surrounding trauma at the time from Rodney King and the 1992 LA Uprising to the 1994 Northridge earth- quake; from Blade Runner to ballooning homelessness and Reaganomics. The LA School was dominated by planners and geographers with...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of its limits now. Mike Davis starts City of Quartz out on the edges, and he talks about a city that dreamt of becoming infinite. He talks about Los Angeles as the city that ate the desert. As I think about how to structure a new book, the last thing I want to do is start at the edges. I want to...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... California locations from down- town Los Angeles to Berkeley to do just that. B Notes 1 Miriam Greenberg, Branding New York: How a City in Crisis was Sold to the World (USA: T & F Books, 2009), 157. 2 Mike Davis, Ecology of Fear (New York: Picador, 1999), 359. 3 Mike Davis, City of Quartz (New York: Verso...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 52–71.
Published: 01 July 2013
... is not tied to city, state, or nation, but to neighborhood and commu- nity. It is not based on strict legalities, but on property rights of individual homeowners and the perceived rights of communities to chart their own futures. This trend, melding NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) with communal well...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Desert, which Mike Davis famously proclaimed an alternative future in the opening pages of his classic City of Quartz. In Los Angeles, Magón promptly set up shop a few blocks from the Old Plaza, where radical agitators exhorted the masses from soap boxes. he continued publishing Regeneración, including...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
... bartered for gold-laced quartz from his own prospecting. In 2005, Bowers had set to work identifying the heads, contacting the local press and posting queries online. As theories came in, he tested each as far as it would go. At one point he found himself reading a website devoted to alien visitations. The...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 62–65.
Published: 01 March 2011
... in Literature of California antholo- gies and on California Studies syllabi, right next to Ramona, The Grapes of Wrath, Southern California: An Island on the Land, and City of Quartz. The Mexican scholar Gustavo López Castro has written extensively about norteño music and other musical styles of...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 36–49.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Capo Press, 1997). 15 Mike Davis, City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (New York: Vintage, 1990), 153. 16 Schrag, Paradise Lost; Tad Friend, Letter from California, Pro- test Studies, The New Yorker, January 4, 2010, 22. 17 Paul Harris, Will California Become America s First...