A series of readings to commemorate, celebrate, and learn from the ecological/Marxist writings of Mike Davis (1946-2022). Davis’s works spanned urban studies to history, geography to political science, and more. They have become crucial reference points for the production of new knowledge by generations of scholars, artists, and activists. During 10 weekly sessions we will read and discuss key chapters from five of Mike Davis’s books: Planet of Slums, Dead Cities, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Old Gods, New Enigmas.
Convened by Fred Murphy and Steve Knight, who have co-led the MEP’s Ecosocialist Study Group since 2016.