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The Resource Planet of slums, Mike Davis

Planet of slums, Mike Davis

Label
Planet of slums
Title
Planet of slums
Statement of responsibility
Mike Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the shantytowns of the cities of the south. MacArthur fellow Davis explores the future of this radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. He traces the global trajectory of informal settlement from the 1960s "slums of hope" through the debt decades of the 1970s and 1980s, to today's unprecedented megaslums. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from economic growth. Instead of the cities of light once imagined by futurists, much of the 21st-century urban world squats in squalor on floodplains, precarious hillsides or near toxic dumps. He argues that the rise of this informal urban proletariat is a wholly unforeseen development, and ends with a meditation on the "war on terror" as an incipient world war between the American empire and the new slum poor.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Mike
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4028
LC item number
.D38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slums
  • Urban poor
  • City and town life
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Cities and towns
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Krottenwijken
  • Armoede
  • Stedelijke gebieden
  • Taudis
  • Pauvres en milieu urbain
  • Vie urbaine
  • Sociologie urbaine
  • Slum
  • Verstädterung
  • Slum
  • Armut
  • Wirtschaftssoziologie
  • Slum
  • Armut
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Slums
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban poor
Target audience
specialized
Label
Planet of slums, Mike Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The urban climacteric -- The prevalence of slums -- The treason of the state -- Illusions of self-help -- Haussmann in the tropics -- Slum ecology -- SAPing the Third World -- A surplus humanity? -- Epilogue: Down Vietnam Street
Control code
ocm58454487
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9781844671601
Lccn
2006275053
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Planet of slums, Mike Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The urban climacteric -- The prevalence of slums -- The treason of the state -- Illusions of self-help -- Haussmann in the tropics -- Slum ecology -- SAPing the Third World -- A surplus humanity? -- Epilogue: Down Vietnam Street
Control code
ocm58454487
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9781844671601
Lccn
2006275053
Other physical details
ill.

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