The New Urban Question



The New Urban QuestionThe New Urban Question Is An Exuberant And Illuminating Adventure Through Our Current Global Urban Condition, Tracing The Connections Between Radical Urban Theory And Political Activism.From Haussmann S Attempts To Use Urban Planning To Rid 19th Century Paris Of Workers Revolution To The Contemporary Metropolis, Including Urban Disaster Zones Such As Downtown Detroit, Merrifield Reveals How The Urban Experience Has Been Profoundly Shaped By Class Antagonism And Been The Battle Ground For Conspiracies, Revolts And Social Eruptions Going Beyond The Work Of Earlier Urban Theorists Such As Manuel Castells, Merrifield Identifies The New Urban Question That Has Emerged And Demands Urgent Attention, As The City Becomes A Site Of Active Plunder By Capital And The Setting For New Forms Of Urban Struggle, From Occupy To The Indignados.

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✯ The New Urban Question Books ✴ Author Andy Merrifield – Bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • The New Urban Question
  • Andy Merrifield
  • 25 January 2017
  • 0745334849

10 thoughts on “The New Urban Question

  1. David says:

    At the moment I m very interested in cities and theoretical and empirical studies of the city as a phenomena In a bookstore in Amsterdam I found this book on a shelf and picked it up This is the first book of Merrifield I ve read and I thought it had both strengths and weaknesses Merrifield has read a lot of critical urban theorists and his introductions and explanations to Castell, Harvey and Debord is a good read In a few pages he seem to be able to explain their theories, concerning the u At the moment I m very interested in cities and theoretical and empirical studies of the city as a phenomena In a bookstore in Amsterdam I found this book on a shelf and picked it up This is the first book of Merrifield I ve read and I thought it had both strengths and weaknesses Merrifield has read a lot of critical urban theorists and his introductions and explanations to Castell, Harvey and Debord is a good read In a few pages he seem to be able to explain their theories, concerning the urban question, in an easy and accessible way He also has in some places quite a poetic language which I appreciate Where I feel the book is lacking is where Merrifield is trying to stand on his own legs There he becomes very idealistic and in some ways quite conspiratorial For example is the shift from the managerial to the neo liberal planning and politics since the 1970s described as the work of a small group of ideological driven politicians and lobbyists This is also shown in his insistence on the need for individuals to take a personal stand against the neo liberal planning and to create alternative news sources For Merrifield change seem to depend on a few dedicated activists I would beinterested to read about changes in class composition and material conditions and how this affects the way everyday people struggle in their daily life.As a book on it s own it is ok to good, but after reading it I m really looking forward to reading his books about Lefebvre and Debord

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