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Magical Urbanism by Mike Davis
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Jun 25, 2024 | ISBN 9781804294734

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“Another contemporary classic of urban studies from Davis. A wake-up call for anyone who cares about the future of American cities.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of Mike Davis’s slash-an-burn prose and take-no-prisoners credo will not be disappointed … His new book about citified Latinos serves up more helpings of the elegant muckraking that thrilled the readers of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear.”
—Andrew Ross, Bookforum

“Ricky Martin, Sammy Sosa, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera – something is happening to American popular culture. Mike Davis pulls together the startling facts, identifies the underlying trends and…brings his characteristic energy, eye for detail and exhaustive research to bear on an important phenomenon that remains mostly unexplored.”
—Jon Wiener, In These Times

“A non-romantic, optimistic view of the role Latinos will play in revitalizing dead urban areas and a dying American Left.”
San Francisco Bay Guardian

“This well-researched, well-written book is driven by powerful feelings of indignation at the hardships Latinos are suffering in the United States today.”
Washington Post Book World

Table Of Contents

FOREWORD Latinos and the Crossover Aesthetic by Román de la Campa

1 Spicing the City
2 Buscando América
3 Siamese Twins
4 ¿Cuántos Mas?
5 The Latino Metropolis
6 Tropicalizing Cold Urban Space
7 The Third Border
8 The Devil’s Rancho
9 Fabricating the “Brown Peril”
10 Transnational Suburbs
11 Falling Down
12 The Puerto Rican Tragedy
13 Education Ground Zero
14 Disabling Spanish
15 Who Will Feed the Dragon?
16 Broken Rainbows
17 Uprising of the Million


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