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Planet of Slums

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Planet of Slums

By  Mike Davis , Read by  Mike Lenz
$ 19.99
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The classic, brilliant, bestselling account of the rise of the world's slums, where, according to the United Nations, one billion people now live. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from industrialization, even 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 original development unforeseen by either classical Marxism or neoliberal theory. Are the great slums, as a terrified Victorian middle class once imagined, volcanoes waiting to erupt? Davis provides the first global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor. He surveys Hindu fundamentalism in Bombay, the Islamist resistance in Casablanca and Cairo, street gangs in Cape Town and San Salvador, Pentecostalism in Kinshasa and Rio de Janeiro, and revolutionary populism in Caracas and La Paz. Planet of Slums ends with a provocative meditation on the war on terrorism as an incipient world war between the American empire and the new slum poor.

ISBN: 9798200223336

ISBN-10: 9798200223336

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Publication Date: 06/23/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/01/2021 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Political Ideologies - Radicalism

Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Development

Developing & Emerging Countries