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    DescriptionWith 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.


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    Title
    Planet of Slums
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844671601
    ISBN 10: 1844671607
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFFA, JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    B&T Approval Code: A45650000, A31570000
    DC22: 307.76
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    B&T Approval Code: A19504042
    BISAC V2.8: BUS013000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 307.336416
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 307.3/36416091724
    LC classification: HV4028 .D38 2007
    Thema V1.0: JBFC, JBSD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    30 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MacArthur Fellow Mike Davis lives in San Diego. He is the author of Prisoners of the American Dream, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Magical Urbanism, Late Victorian Holocausts, Dead Cities, The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu and Buda's Wagon: A Short History of the Car Bomb.
    Review quote
    "A brilliant book." - Arundhati Roy "There can be no doubt about the achievement of Planet of Slums, especially because it forces us, angrily, to confront the deplorable realities of slum existence and the limitations of slum policies in many developing countries" The Times "The Raymond Chandler of urban geography." - Independent "A heartbreaking book... the astonishing facts hit like anvil blows." - Financial Times"