Planet of slums / Mike Davis.

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Published: London ; New York : Verso, 2006.
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Summary:"According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. He traces the global trajectory of informal settlement from the 1960s "slums of hope," through urban poverty's "big bang" during the debt decades of the 1970s and 1980s, down to today's unprecedented megaslums like Cono Sur, Sadr City and the Cape Flats. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from industrialization, even economic growth. Planet of Slums ends with a meditation on the "war on terrorism" as an incipient world war between the American empire and the slum poor."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes:Bib#: 1959626
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1844670228 (hbk.)
9781844671601 (pbk.)