Dead Cities

By: Davis, Mike

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First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. viii, 432 pp. First edition. In his most brilliantly syncretic writing yet, radical urban theorist Mike Davis explores the combat zone that is contemporary urban America, a ceaseless battle waged both within cities and against nature. Using environmental science as his frame of understanding, Davis examines themes of urban life today -- white fight, deindustrialization, housing and job segregation and discrimination, and federal policy -- and looks at areas he calls national sacrifice zones, military landscapes that simulated warfare and arms production have rendered uninhabitable. Davis begins our apocalyptically inflected tour with a trip to New York's Ground Zero. He then takes us to German Village, a Utah wasteland that was once a test site for Allied science advisors to rehearse the perfect plan for destroying Berlin, and to the diabolic miracle of Las Vegas, where environmental terrorism is practiced in the name of urban development. Davis also hits Los Angeles, the frontline of the Second Civil War sparked by American apartheid, and which lies waiting to be ignited in cities across the country. With wit, compassion, and an eye for the absurd and the unjust, Mike Davis has begun a long overdue dialogue on urban science in this prophetic new book.Keywords: FIRST EDITION MIKE DAVIS URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL

Title: Dead Cities

Author: Davis, Mike

Categories: Ecology & Environmental Science, Sociology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The New Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 1565847652

ISBN Number 13: 9781565847651

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2196997