The Urban Experience (Paperback)

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The city--site of high human accomplishment and of squalid human failure--embodies the inner contradictions of capitalism. In this pioneering study David Harvey offers a definitive Marxist interpretation of the urban process under capitalism.

Originally published in two volumes as Consciousness and the Urban Experience and The Urbanization of Capital, Harvey's work is now available in an abridged one-volume paperback edition. Sppaning geography, sociology, economics, and politics, it offers a solid theoretical basis for understanding--and participating in--social change. The Urban Experience, write's Harvey, "is about ways of seeing the city, of reading its text and finding an interpretive frame in which to locate the million and one surprises that confront us on the street."

About the Author

David Harvey is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Social Justice and the City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801838491
ISBN-10: 0801838495
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1989
Pages: 312
Language: English