by David Harvey - £11.99 Verso Books (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781788734929 | ISBN 10: 1788734920
Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist.
Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who dictates the quality and organization of daily life?
Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to Sao 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.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2019)
In booklists: Activism & Resistance, Cities and Towns, In categories: Politics & Philosophy, Changing the World, Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality, Society, Welfare, Justice & the State, Environment & Animal Rights,