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Social justice and the city / David Harvey.

By: Harvey, David, 1935-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Geographies of justice and social transformation1. Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 1973Edition: Rev. ed.Description: 354 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0820334030; 9780820334035.Subject(s): Sociology, Urban | Urbanization | Social justice | Land use, UrbanDDC classification: 307.76 HAR Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Social processes and spatial form : (1) the conceptual problems of urban planning -- Social processes and spatial form : (2) the redistribution of real income in an urban system -- Social justice and spatial systems -- Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary theory in geography and the problem of ghetto formation -- Use value, exchange value and the theory of urban land use -- Urbanism and the city : an interpretive essay -- Conclusions and reflections -- The righty to the city (2008).
Summary: Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship among politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, Social Justice and the City is perhaps the most widely cited work in the field. Harvey analyzes core issues in city planning and policy--employment and housing location, zoning, transport costs, concentrations of poverty--asking in each case about the relationship between social justice and space. How, for example, do built-in assumptions about planning reinforce existing distributions of income? Rather than leading him to liberal, technocratic solutions, Harvey's line of inquiry pushes him in the direction of a "revolutionary geography," one that transcends the structural limitations of existing approaches to space. Harvey's emphasis on rigorous thought and theoretical innovation gives the volume an enduring appeal. This is a book that raises big questions, and for that reason geographers and other social scientists regularly return to it.
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Social justice and the city was previously published in 1973 by the John Hopkins University Press.

Includes bibliographical references and index (p. 333-343).

Social processes and spatial form : (1) the conceptual problems of urban planning -- Social processes and spatial form : (2) the redistribution of real income in an urban system -- Social justice and spatial systems -- Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary theory in geography and the problem of ghetto formation -- Use value, exchange value and the theory of urban land use -- Urbanism and the city : an interpretive essay -- Conclusions and reflections -- The righty to the city (2008).


Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship among politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, Social Justice and the City is perhaps the most widely cited work in the field. Harvey analyzes core issues in city planning and policy--employment and housing location, zoning, transport costs, concentrations of poverty--asking in each case about the relationship between social justice and space. How, for example, do built-in assumptions about planning reinforce existing distributions of income? Rather than leading him to liberal, technocratic solutions, Harvey's line of inquiry pushes him in the direction of a "revolutionary geography," one that transcends the structural limitations of existing approaches to space. Harvey's emphasis on rigorous thought and theoretical innovation gives the volume an enduring appeal. This is a book that raises big questions, and for that reason geographers and other social scientists regularly return to it.

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