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Spaces of hope, David Harvey

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Spaces of hope
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Spaces of hope
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David Harvey
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eng
Summary
As the twentieth century drew to a close, the rich were getting richer; power was concentrated within huge corporations; vast tracts of the earth were being laid waste: three-quarters of the world's population had no control of 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 the working body in relation to this new geography of production and consumption, he finds in Marx's writings a wealth of relevant analysis and theoretical insight. In order to make much needed changes, he maintains, we need to become the architects of a different living and working environment and 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. David 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, the capacities and powers inherent in nature, and the dynamics of change. 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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David Harvey is Professor of Geography at the Johns Hopkins University and adjunct Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He was previously Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His books include Social Justice and the City (1973); The Limits to Capital (1982); The Urban Experience (1988); The Condition of Postmodernity (1989); and Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (1996). He received the Outstanding Contributor award from the Association of American Geographers in 1980; the Anders Retzius Gold Medal from the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography in 1989; the Patron's Medal from the Royal Geographical Society and the Vautrin Lud Prize in France in 1995
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1935-
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Harvey, David
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Communism and geography
  • Human geography
  • Regional disparities
  • Space in economics
  • Utopian socialism
  • Marxian economics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Communism and geography
  • Human geography
  • Marxian economics
  • Regional disparities
  • Space in economics
  • Utopian socialism
  • Gleichheit
  • Soziale Gerechtigkeit
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Utopie
  • Sociale geografie
  • Utopieën
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Spaces of hope, David Harvey
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. The difference a generation makes -- 2. The geography of the Manifesto -- 3. 'Working Men of All Countries, Unite!' -- 4. Contemporary globalization -- 5. Uneven geographical development and universal rights -- 6. The body as an accumulation strategy -- 7. Body politics and the struggle for a living wage -- 8. The spaces of Utopia -- 9. Dialectical utopianism -- 10. On architects, bees, and 'species being' -- 11. Responsibilities towards nature and human nature -- 12. The insurgent architect at work -- Appendix. Edilia, or 'Make of it what you will.'
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1 online resource (293 pages)
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9781474468961
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rdamedia
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  • c
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(OCoLC)1145340854
Label
Spaces of hope, David Harvey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The difference a generation makes -- 2. The geography of the Manifesto -- 3. 'Working Men of All Countries, Unite!' -- 4. Contemporary globalization -- 5. Uneven geographical development and universal rights -- 6. The body as an accumulation strategy -- 7. Body politics and the struggle for a living wage -- 8. The spaces of Utopia -- 9. Dialectical utopianism -- 10. On architects, bees, and 'species being' -- 11. Responsibilities towards nature and human nature -- 12. The insurgent architect at work -- Appendix. Edilia, or 'Make of it what you will.'
Control code
on1145340854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474468961
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvxcb1sd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1145340854

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