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Planet of Slums

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According to the united nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from industrialization, and even from economic growth. Davis portrays a vast humanity warehoused in shantytowns and exiled from the formal world economy. He argues that the rise of this informal urban proletariat is a wholly unforeseen development, and asks whether the great slums, as a terrified Victorian middle class once imagined, are volcanoes waiting to erupt.

Synopsis:

A celebrated urban historian's bestselling account of the global explosion of slums.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844671601
Author:
Davis, Mike
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
Commercial Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.1 x 0.69 in 0.54 lb

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