Rebel Cities by David Harvey
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

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The book concludes with very short, slightly hasty texts on the English riots and the Wall Street occupation last year...but he is surprisingly unwilling to attribute much political agency to the rioters.
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Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But at the same time they are also the centers of capital accumulation and the frontline for struggles over who controls access to urban resources and who dictates the quality and organization of daily life. Is it the financiers and developers, or the people?

Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.
 

About David Harvey

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David Harvey teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of many books, including "Social Justice and the City," "The Condition of Postmodernity," "The Limits to Capital," "A Brief History of Neoliberalism," "Spaces of Global Capitalism," and "A Companion to Marx's Capital." His website is davidharvey.org
 
Published April 4, 2012 by Verso. 207 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Owen Hatherley on Apr 12 2012

The book concludes with very short, slightly hasty texts on the English riots and the Wall Street occupation last year...but he is surprisingly unwilling to attribute much political agency to the rioters.

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