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Planet of slums

by Davis, Mike, 1946- (Author)

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Mike Davis charts the expected global urbanization explosion over the next 30 years and points out that outside China most of the rest of the world's urban growth will be without industrialization or development, rather a 'reverse' urban boom in spite of stagnant or negative urban economic growth. D... Full description

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Summary: Mike Davis charts the expected global urbanization explosion over the next 30 years and points out that outside China most of the rest of the world's urban growth will be without industrialization or development, rather a 'reverse' urban boom in spite of stagnant or negative urban 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 unforeseen development, and asks whether the great slums, as a terrified Victorian middle class once imagined, are volcanoes waiting to erupt.
Item Description: Originally published: 2006.
Physical Description: 228 pages ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781784786618
1784786616
Author Notes: Mike Davis is the author of many books, including City of Quartz, The Monster at Our Door, Buda's Wagon, and Planet of Slums. He is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award. He lives in San Diego.
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