9781844678822

Rebel Cities : From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844678822

  • ISBN10:

    1844678822

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-04
  • Publisher: VERSO

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Summary

Cities have long been the pivotal sites of political revolutions, where deeper currents of social and political change are fleshed out. Consequently, they have been the subject of much utopian thinking about alternatives. But at the same time, they are also the centers of capital accumulation, and therefore the frontline for struggles over who has the right to the city, and who dictates the quality and organization of daily life. Is it the developers and financiers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo. By exploring how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways, David Harvey argues that cities can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.

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