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Mike Davis

Mike Davis is currently one of the most respected voices in the contemporary debate on cities in the United States. He is the author of numerous works that interpret the city of Los Angeles from a bitterly critical perspective that has won him an undeserved reputation as the enfant terrible of the North American stage. A promoter of the recrudescence of the negative visions of the metropolis in the late 20th century, his vision follows the sociological thread of the critical current that Georg Simmel inaugurated in Berlin in the early 20th century and which the School of Chicago continued in the American city.


  • DAVIS, Mike. City of Quartz. NewYork: Vintage, 1991.
  • DAVIS, Mike. Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City. London, New York: Verso, 2001.


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