The new urban question /

A lucid and vibrant contribution to the field of urban studies, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism.

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Author / Creator: Merrifield, Andy (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: London : PlutoPress, 2014.
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Summary:A lucid and vibrant contribution to the field of urban studies, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism.
The New Urban Question is an exuberant and illuminating adventure through our current global urban condition, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism.<br> <br> <br> <br> From Haussmann's attempts to use urban planning to rid 19th-century Paris of workers revolution to the contemporary metropolis, including urban disaster-zones such as downtown Detroit, Merrifield reveals how the urban experience has been profoundly shaped by class antagonism and been the battle-ground for conspiracies, revolts and social eruptions.<br> <br> <br> <br> Going beyond the work of earlier urban theorists such as Manuel Castells, Merrifield identifies the new urban question that has emerged and demands urgent attention, as the city becomes a site of active plunder by capital and the setting for new forms of urban struggle, from Occupy to the Indignados.
Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 138 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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