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The Resource Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster, Mike Davis

Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster, Mike Davis

Label
Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster
Title
Ecology of fear
Title remainder
Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster
Statement of responsibility
Mike Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Mike Davis unravels the secret political history of disaster, real and imaginary, in Southern California. As he surveys the earthquakes of Santa Monica, the burning of Koreatown, the invasion of "man-eating" mountain lions, the movie Volcano, and even Los Angeles's underrated tornado problem, he exposes the deep complicity between social injustice and perceptions of natural disorder. Arguing that paranoia about nature obscures the fact that Los Angeles has deliberately put itself in harm's way, Davis reveals how market-driven urbanization has for generations transgressed against environmental common sense. And he shows that the floods, fires, and earthquakes reaped by the city were tragedies as avoidable - and unnatural - as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Davis, Mike
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social problems
  • Disasters
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster, Mike Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dialectic of ordinary disaster -- How Eden lost its garden -- The case of letting Malibu burn -- Our secret Kansas -- Maneaters of the Sierra Madre -- The literary destruction of Los Angeles -- Beyond Blade Runner
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
484 p
Isbn
9780805051063
Lccn
98002645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster, Mike Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dialectic of ordinary disaster -- How Eden lost its garden -- The case of letting Malibu burn -- Our secret Kansas -- Maneaters of the Sierra Madre -- The literary destruction of Los Angeles -- Beyond Blade Runner
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
484 p
Isbn
9780805051063
Lccn
98002645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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