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    Spaces of Hope (California Studies in Critical Human Geography) (Paperback) By (author) David Harvey

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    DescriptionAs the twentieth century drew to a close, the rich were getting richer; power was concentrating within huge corporations; vast tracts of the earth were being laid waste; and, three quarters of the earth's population had no control over its destiny and no claim to basic rights. There was nothing new in this. What was new was the virtual absence of any political will to do anything about it. "Spaces of Hope" takes issue with this. David Harvey brings an exciting perspective to two of the principal themes of contemporary social discourse: globalization and the body. Exploring the uneven geographical development of late-twentieth-century capitalism, and placing the working body in relation to this new geography, he finds in Marx's writings a wealth of relevant analysis and theoretical insight. In order to make much-needed changes, Harvey maintains, we need to become the architects of a different living and working environment and to learn to bridge the micro-scale of the body and the personal and the macro-scale of global political economy. Utopian movements have for centuries tried to construct a just society. Harvey looks at their history to ask why they failed and what the ideas behind them might still have to offer. His devastating description of the existing urban environment (Baltimore is his case study) fuels his argument that we can and must use the force of utopian imagining against all who say 'there is no alternative'. He outlines a new kind of utopian thought, which he calls dialectical utopianism, and refocuses our attention on possible designs for a more equitable world of work and living with nature. If any political ideology or plan is to work, he argues, it must take account of our human qualities. Finally, Harvey dares to sketch a very personal utopian vision in an appendix, one that leaves no doubt about his own geography of hope.


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    Title
    Spaces of Hope
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Harvey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 303
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520225787
    ISBN 10: 0520225783
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
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    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
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    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    LC classification: HX550.G45 H37 2000
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    Illustrations note
    27ill.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    29 March 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    David Harvey is Professor of Geography at the Johns Hopkins University and Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. His books include "Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference "(1996), "The Condition of Postmodernity" (1989), "The Urban Experience "(1988), "The Limits to Capital" (1982, reissued 1999), and "Social Justice and the City" (1973). His work has received critical acclaim and numerous awards on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Review quote
    "[Harvey's] ideas, which, whether you agree with them or not, are generally brilliant. His 'spatiotemporal utopianism' is a bit of a mouthful, yet it is thought-provoking and shimmers with hope."--"The Nation