Magical Urbanism by Mike Davis
Latinos Reinvent the US Big City

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Winner of the 2001 Carey McWilliams Award.

This paperback edition of Mike Davis’s investigation into the Latinization of America incorporates the extraordinary findings of the 2000 Census as well as new chapters on the militarization of the Border and violence against immigrants.

About Mike Davis

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Mike Davis is the author of several books including City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Magical Urbanism. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in Papa'aloa, Hawaii.
Published June 1, 2000 by Verso. 128 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Davis argues that Latinos are poised to be the largest, most important, and most overlooked minority in US cities.

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SUNY sociologist Davis (Ecology of Fear, etc.) predicts that the many national origins denoted by the term ""Latino"" will become less distinct as U.S. Latino identity undergoes its own melting pot process through intermarriages between different Latino nationalities.

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London Review of Books

The poet and environmentalist Lewis MacAdams claims that ‘in a Greek restaurant one night I saw him talk his way through an entire dinner, from the spanakopita to the baklava, without taking a bite.’ That struck a chord with me because some way into the first two parts of his projected Los Angele...

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In this book Mike Davis, who teaches at the Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York, sets himself the task of placing Latinos "in the center of the debate about the future of the American city."

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