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The Resource City of quartz : excavating the future in los angeles, Mike Davis

City of quartz : excavating the future in los angeles, Mike Davis

Label
City of quartz : excavating the future in los angeles
Title
City of quartz
Title remainder
excavating the future in los angeles
Statement of responsibility
Mike Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. In this new edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city's current status
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Mike
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN80.L7
LC item number
D38 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Real estate development
  • Inner cities
  • Crime
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Crime
  • Inner cities
  • Politics and government
  • Real estate development
  • Social conditions
  • California
Label
City of quartz : excavating the future in los angeles, Mike Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
869303936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781844674862
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
124f0b59-b74b-4ca1-8442-fdb53b5b0fd8
Publisher number
EB00177098
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869303936
Label
City of quartz : excavating the future in los angeles, Mike Davis
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
869303936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781844674862
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
124f0b59-b74b-4ca1-8442-fdb53b5b0fd8
Publisher number
EB00177098
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869303936

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