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    DescriptionThis is a foundational text in urban geography, now updated to include the essay 'The Right to the City'. Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship among politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, "Social Justice and the City" is perhaps the most widely cited work in the field. Harvey analyzes core issues in city planning and policy - employment and housing location, zoning, transport costs, concentrations of poverty - asking in each case about the relationship between social justice and space. How, for example, do built-in assumptions about planning reinforce existing distributions of income? Rather than leading him to liberal, technocratic solutions, Harvey's line of inquiry pushes him in the direction of a 'revolutionary geography', one that transcends the structural limitations of existing approaches to space. Harvey's emphasis on rigorous thought and theoretical innovation gives the volume an enduring appeal. This is a book that raises big questions, and for that reason geographers and other social scientists regularly return to it.


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    Title
    Social Justice and the City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Harvey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780820334035
    ISBN 10: 0820334030
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: RGC
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BIC subject category V2: RPC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    DC22: 307.76
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HT151 .H34 2009
    Thema V1.0: RGC, JBSD, RPC
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Georgia Press
    Imprint name
    University of Georgia Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Georgia
    Author Information
    David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
    Review quote
    "A penetrating analysis of contemporary urbanism which may indeed be the signal for a change of direction, if not a revolution, in geographic thought. The time is certainly ripe for this. But it will appeal to and stimulate many other disciplines and professions. It will be controversial for it brings into question concepts and values that are fundamental to our way of life."--"Times Higher Education Supplement"
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    Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship among politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, Social Justice and the City is perhaps the most widely cited work in the field. Harvey analyzes core issues in city planning and policy--employment and housing location, zoning, transport costs, concentrations of poverty--asking in each case about the relationship between social justice and space. How, for example, do built-in assumptions about planning reinforce existing distributions of income? Rather than leading him to liberal, technocratic solutions, Harvey's line of inquiry pushes him in the direction of a "revolutionary geography," one that transcends the structural limitations of existing approaches to space. Harvey's emphasis on rigorous thought and theoretical innovation gives the volume an enduring appeal. This is a book that raises big questions, and for that reason geographers and other social scientists regularly return to it.