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Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship between politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harveyrs"s position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, Social Justice and the City is perhaps the most widely cited work in the field.Harvey analyzes core issues in city planning and policy-employment and housing location, zoning, transport costs, concentrations of poverty-asking in each case about the relationship between social justice and space. How, for example, do built-in assumptions about planning reinforce existing distributions of income? Rather than leading him to liberal, technocratic solutions, Harveyrs"s line of inquiry pushes him in the direction of a "revolutionary geography," one that transcends the structural limitations of existing approaches to space. Harveyrs"s emphasis on rigorous thought and theoretical innovation gives the volume an enduring appeal. This is a book that raises big questions, and for that reason geographers and other social scientists regularly return to it.
David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His many books include A Brief History of Neoliberalism and Spaces of Global Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development.
Table of Contents
|Social processes and spatial from: (1) The conceptual problems of urban planning||p. 22|
|The geographical versus the sociological imagination||p. 23|
|Towards a philosophy of social space||p. 27|
|Some methodological problems at the interface||p. 37|
|Statistical inference||p. 41|
|Strategy at the interface||p. 44|
|Social processes and spatial from: (2) The redistribution of real income in an urban system||p. 50|
|The distribution of income and the social objectives for a city system||p. 52|
|Some features governing the redistribution of income||p. 55|
|The speed of change and the rate of adjustment in an urban system||p. 55|
|The price of accessibility and the cost of proximity||p. 56|
|Externality effects||p. 57|
|The redistributive effects of the changing location of jobs and housing||p. 60|
|Redistribution and the changing value of property rights||p. 64|
|The availability and price of resources||p. 68|
|Political processes and the redistribution of real income||p. 73|
|Social values and the cultural dynamics of the urban system||p. 79|
|Spatial organization and political, social and economic processes||p. 86|
|The provision and control of impure public goods in an urban system||p. 87|
|Regional and territorial organization in an urban system||p. 91|
|A concluding comment||p. 94|
|Social justice and spatial systems||p. 96|
|"A just distribution"||p. 99|
|Territorial distributive justice||p. 101|
|Contribution to common good||p. 105|
|To achieve a distribution justly||p. 108|
|A just distribution justly achieved: territorial social justice||p. 116|
|Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary theory in geography and the problem of ghetto formation||p. 120|
|A further comment on revolutionary and counter-revolutionary theories||p. 147|
|Use value, exchange value and the theory of urban land use||p. 153|
|The use value and exchange value of land and improvements||p. 157|
|Urban land-use theory||p. 160|
|Micro-economic urban land-use theory||p. 162|
|Rent and the allocation of urban land to uses||p. 176|
|Use value, exchange value, the concept of rent and theories of urban land use-a conclusion||p. 190|
|Urbanism and the city-an interpretive essay||p. 195|
|Modes of production and modes of economic integration||p. 196|
|Modes of production||p. 197|
|Modes of economic integration||p. 206|
|Redistributive integration||p. 209|
|Market exchange||p. 210|
|Cities and surplus||p. 216|
|The surplus concept and urban origins||p. 216|
|Surplus value and the surplus concept||p. 224|
|Surplus labour, surplus value and the nature of urbanism||p. 229|
|Urbanism and the spatial circulation of surplus value||p. 237|
|Modes of economic integration and the space economy of urbanism||p. 240|
|Variation within a mode of economic integration||p. 241|
|The circulation of the surplus and the balance of influence between the modes of economic integration in the urban space economy||p. 245|
|Patterns in the geographic circulation of the surplus||p. 246|
|The cities of medieval Europe||p. 250|
|The market exchange process and metropolitan urbanism in the contemporary capitalist world||p. 261|
|Redistribution and reciprocity as countervailing forces to market exchange in the contemporary metropolis||p. 274|
|Conclusions and reflections||p. 286|
|On methods and theories||p. 286|
|On the nature of urbanism||p. 302|
|The right to the city (2008)||p. 315|
|Index of authors||p. 345|
|Index of subjects||p. 348|
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