IMO it's modern pesticides that is at fault for mental health tanking. You get pesticides, and some refrigeration practices, you can scale up your population centers.
The Michael Jackson book (curated and edited by Mark, published by Zer0, with essays by such luminaries as Ian Penman and, er, me) was an interesting episode
Like, imagine trying to read jungle through Goldie without talking about Dego, Marc, the reinforced possee, the chancers, profiteers, people exploiting the welfare system, the lumpenness of it all. It doesn't give you an accurate picture.
Bit about k-punk in this Hatherley interview,
The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | Everything Was Dreadful And Then It Was Saved: Richard King Interviews Owen HatherleyWith the publication of his new essay collection, Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances, talks to Richard King about blogs, brutalism, and the link between Adam Curtis and Mark Fisherthequietus.com
if you were working in Woolworths, or as an eel and pie shop proprietor