Planet of Slums

Planet of Slums

by Mike Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844671607

ISBN-13: 9781844671601

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Verso Books

New edition of the classic, bestselling (100,000+ copies) worldwide survey of slums by the world’s leading urbanist

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

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New edition of the classic, bestselling (100,000+ copies) worldwide survey of slums by the world’s leading urbanist

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844671601
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
330,063
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.69(d)

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