Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.
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Table of Contents
Preface: Henri Lefebvre's Vision ix
Section I The Right to the City
1 The Right to the City 3
2 The Urban Roots of Capitalist Crises 27
3 The Creation of the Urban Commons 67
4 The Art of Rent 89
Section II Rebel Cities
5 Reclaiming the City for Anti-Capitalist Struggle 115
6 London 2011: Feral Capitalism Hits the Streets 155
7 #OWS: The Party of Wall Street Meets Its Nemesis 159
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Harvey is a scholarly radical; his writing is free of journalistic clichés, full of facts and carefully thought-through ideas.
David Harvey provoked a revolution in his field and has inspired a generation of radical intellectuals.