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Social commentator, urban theorist, historian, and political activist.
Lists with This Book. I thought he’d have particularly interesting things to say because he has an interesting floating pirate city in The Scar. In fact, on the scale of things, he might be better than most.
Ronnie W rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Was hoping for something more fun and less academic.
Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism by Mike Davis
How do these places function? Too much economics, not enough geography. This confirms that you are a human visitor and prevents spam. But I didn’t find his essay very enlightening. Love love love Mike Davis. I mean, what’s wrong with that, right?
However, the generous use of hyperbole by the author of the latter, albeit making for colorful verbiage, actually weakens his conclusions which otherwise may have had some validity.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is best known for his investigations of power and social class in his native Southern California. In Medellin and Kabul, drug lords–in many ways textbook capitalists–are redefining conspicuous consumption in fortified palaces.
Many world cities that are supposedly for everyone are built with the needs of the rich put above everyone else. Many of these essays are about various ways that the rich or elite segregate themselves into clean and shiny enclaves while the poor and other undesirables are neoligeralism out. The rich get richer.
Nonetheless, a decent read generally. Certainly, it would be nice if more land were put into public trust, but that’s not going to happen. Everything is a wreck. The answer, of course, is that they drea,worlds not. China Mieville has a wonderfully snarky takedown of the libertarian idea of a “Freedom Ship” seaborne Randite community. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Sociologist, psychologists, and cultural theorists of the French Left are quoted often. You may also be interested in. If not, is it because those running retreat centers have themselves become so materially-minded that they’ve xreamworlds their standards just to get people in to pay the bills? So when I got a bunch of folks I was neoliberaljsm and a bit underwhelmed by some of the articles, but generally engaged by the majority Is that not happening anymore?
Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism
The section on Colombia is very telling and can be an archetype of how states will eventually deal with its masses of unemployed young males. This disparity is significantly more pronounced in third world countries not having democratic protections. But here again, a little more analysis would have been helpful. Aug 24, Nathan rated it liked it Shelves: This collection of essays is a clear example of nekliberalism good ideas can fail to work out in practice.
I want to think of evvil practices as evil. What can they tell us about the logic and worldviews of the people who created them?