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Planet of slums / Mike Davis.

By: Davis, Mike, 1946-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Verso, 2006Description: 228 p. : 20 cm.ISBN: 9781844671601 (pbk.); 1844671607 (pbk.).Subject(s): Slums | Urban poor | Cities and town life | Urban sociologyDDC classification: 307.3364 DAV Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. The urban climacteric 2. The prevalence of slums 3. The treason of the state 4. Illusions of self-help 5. Haussmann in the tropics 6. Slum ecology 7. SAPing the third world 8. A surplus humanity? Epilogue : down Vietnam street
Summary: According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of cities of the South. In this brilliant and influential book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. From the sprawling barricades of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from industrialization, and even from 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 happen.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The urban climacteric
2. The prevalence of slums
3. The treason of the state
4. Illusions of self-help
5. Haussmann in the tropics
6. Slum ecology
7. SAPing the third world
8. A surplus humanity?
Epilogue : down Vietnam street

According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of cities of the South. In this brilliant and influential book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. From the sprawling barricades of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from industrialization, and even from 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 happen.

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