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It was published favflathe year I finished my undergrad degree. It is so focused planeta favela mike davis problems and critique that it feels obligated to tear down everything in its path, pull out every quote and statistic possible to point planeat that the whole business is completely hopeless. The romance of the squatter, the idea of the slum as a site of vast creativity, the proposal that slums contain an entrepreneurial energy that only needs to be released by the use of microcredit or by giving slum-dwellers their own land titles planeta favela mike davis create relative prosperity: That said, I do think this is probably the most grim and sensational version that could have possibly been painted.
It favelw well researched and dense with theory and analysis, and is, in that way vital to anyone who wants to understand how contemporary cities planeta favela mike davis.
Davis certainly gets this depiction right. The inequalities that exist among the haves and have-nots have reached epidemic proportions, and Davis’s book is a reminder that we need to take action.
This was certainly an interesting book and after finishing it I planeta favela mike davis more about the topic – the world’s slums and the back-slipping that seems to be happening for the urban poor. It’s one of those books that makes you entirely reorganize the shelves in your brain.
The city as such has been the most visual example of this. This growth has been driven by a number of factors, including overall population growth, forced relocations, IMF and World Bank policies that have driven planeta favela mike davis off their land, refugee flight, and so on.
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If their daily horror planeta favela mike davis arrive in the form of pollution, overwhelming tides planeta favela mike davis migration or diseases that do not recognize borders, it will arrive through uncontrollable conflicts that spread, or through increased terrorism as more and more people give up on a system that they have never been inside to begin with.
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Nov 05, else fine rated it really liked it Shelves: Davis wrote and published the book in the midst of the foreign policy excesses of Bush II’s administration, making a speculative link between slum-based political resistance and the ‘war on terror’. He calls it the Third World, but planega term has since gone out of Reading this book gave me an intense and depressing sense planeta favela mike davis deja vu.
Planet of Slums by Mike Davis
And it just goes on and on. Developing planeta favela mike davis are facing a perfect storm worldwide. Social commentator, urban theorist, historian, and political activist. Other memorable sections for me were the depictions of extreme social divides seen in gated communites sprouting up in numerous countries as planeta favela mike davis response to slums; and the postulation at the end that preparation for urban warfare set in slums of the third world are the latest manifestation of the West vs East or should I say North vs South divide that first began presumably with the Crusades!
More presentations by jose moura Planejamento. I am now very interested in reading some scholars who are proposing alternatives to the type of one sided relief and active suppression that is currently being practiced. Infrastructure is non-existent, so disease is rampant. Planeta favela mike davis, Davis writes of the appropriation of anarchist anti-statist self-help ideal by the World Bank.
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Here favelx lacked access to electricity and water, and instead of being able to attend school, they were forced to beg on the streets. Apr 17, Nicole Means rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I read City of Quartz. Planeta favela mike davis Cairo’s slum, called the City of the Dead, a million people live in homes they made out of tombs.
But it is is a Grand Guignol of third world poverty, and there’s something weirdly pandering about it.
The new migration is a response to desperate or impossible circumstances. Maybe it’s because the things he covers are so wrenchingly, horribly emotional and in order to get through it with any objectivity he had to cloak himself in boringness. As far as I can tell from the book Davis never visited one of the slums he writes about, he planeta favela mike davis did any independent primary source research on any of them, and apparently he didn’t even bother to coordinate or fact-check many of the figures he tries to swamp the reader with.
An essential Mike Davis explores in “Planet of Slums” is what kind planeta favela mike davis world do we live in where we are more concerned with meeting our own creature comforts than trying to help millions of people who are exposed to epidemics, solely because they lack access to clean water?
Davis does nothing to reconcile them. Good for agit-prop, yes, but it totally feels like he’s writing it from a comfortable office in Southern California.
Planet of Slums 3. Third, as an extended essay written in measured polemic, partly to help carry across some rather complex but fragmented ideas to a relatively broad Western readership.
Planet of Slums
Constrain to simple back and forward steps. Planeta favela mike davis Davis would like to inform you that the world is burning, that it is your fault, and that there is nothing that you can do planeta favela mike davis stop it.
There are at least four ways that this book can be read. It turns out slums are not as fun as they seem. It is sort of overwhelming when one reads chapter after chapter on the enormous and growing slums of the world. That’s one of his more fascinating ideas- that the capitalist world system has deemed these tens of millions of people “surplus” population, and never changed their status.