Planet of Slums

Planet of Slums

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With a third of the global urban population already living in Dickensian slums, at least half under the age of twenty, Mike Davis explores the threat of disease, of forced settlement on hazardous terrains, and of state violence on huge populations. He shows also how poverty not only grew massively in the 1990s but how the gap between rich and poor countries expanded and how women and minorities fell further behind. Surveying the new urban poor from Bombay to Cairo, Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, Mike Davis argues that this enormous population of marginalised labourers is not an industrious beehive of ambitious entrepreneurs but a stagnant ferment of extreme Darwinian competition which threatens to overflow the shanty-towns, and swamp the homes and businesses of the urban rich.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781844671601
BY (AUTHOR) Davis, Mike
PUBLISHER : Verso Books PUBLICATION DATE : August 08, 2007
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Verso Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 127 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION :
With a third of the global urban population already living in Dickensian slums, at least half under the age of twenty, Mike Davis explores the threat of disease, of forced settlement on hazardous terrains, and of state violence on huge populations. He shows also how poverty not only grew massively in the 1990s but how the gap between rich and poor countries expanded and how women and minorities fell further behind. Surveying the new urban poor from Bombay to Cairo, Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, Mike Davis argues that this enormous population of marginalised labourers is not an industrious beehive of ambitious entrepreneurs but a stagnant ferment of extreme Darwinian competition which threatens to overflow the shanty-towns, and swamp the homes and businesses of the urban rich.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781844671601
BY (AUTHOR) Davis, Mike
PUBLISHER : Verso Books PUBLICATION DATE : August 08, 2007
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Verso Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 127 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
Society & Social Sciences

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.