M.デイヴィス『スラムの惑星―都市貧困のグローバル化』(原書)<br>Planet of Slums (Reprint)

Planet of Slums (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 228 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781844671601
  • DDC分類 307.336416091724


New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2006. A celebrated urban theorist raises the lid on the effects of a global explosion of disenfranchised slum-dwellers. Planet of Slums ends with a provocative meditaion on the "war on terrorism" as an incipient world war between the American empire and the slum poor.

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With a third of the global urban population already living in Dickensian slums, at least half under the age of twenty, Mike Davis explores the threat of disease, of forced settlement on hazardous terrains, and of state violence on huge populations. He shows also how poverty not only grew massively in the 1990s but how the gap between rich and poor countries expanded and how women and minorities fell further behind. Surveying the new urban poor from Bombay to Cairo, Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, Mike Davis argues that this enormous population of marginalised labourers is not an industrious beehive of ambitious entrepreneurs but a stagnant ferment of extreme Darwinian competition which threatens to overflow the shanty-towns, and swamp the homes and businesses of the urban rich.