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Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference

By: David Harvey

468 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 1996 | #65703 | ISBN: 1557866813
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This book engages with the politics of social and environmental justice, and seeks new ways to think about the future of urbanization in the twenty-first century.

As always with Harvey's work, this is a book rich in ideas and dense in argument... It should be widely read and argued over by all of us in the urban and environmental field. P. Healey, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design "This surely is a most important book and one to turn to again and again as David Harvey's work never fails to be challenging." Linda McDowell, University of Cambridge "... Harvey's writing remains enviably readable and maintains a compelling sense of urgency and purpose." Steve Hinchliffe, Open University "... this book deserves a very wide readership, even among those who are more practically or even policy oriented. It is a rich and creative text, which confronts some of the biggest social and political questions we face today." Allan Cochrane, The Open University "As a contribution to the development of geographical scholarship in the historical materialist tradition, this is a landmark volume..." David M. Smith, Queen Mary and Westfield College "Clearly, this book is a tour de force ... Its breadth of reference makes almost every page interesting and provocative." Alan M. Hay, The Geographical Journal


Thoughts for a Prologue. Introduction. Part I: Orientations: 1. Militant Particularism and Global Ambition. 2. Dialectics. 3. A Cautionary Tale on Internal Relations. 4. The Dialectics of Discourse. 5. Historical Agency and the Loci of Social Change. Part II: The Nature of Environment: Prologue. 6. The Domination of Nature and its Discontents. 7. Valuing Nature. 8. The Dialectics of Social and Environmental Change. Part III: Space, Time and Place: Prologue. 9. The Social Construction of Space and Time. 10. The Currency of Space-Time. 11. From Space to Place and Back Again. Part IV: Justice, Difference and Politics: Prologue. 12. Class Relations, Social Justice and the Political Geography of Difference. 13. The Environment of Justice. 14. Possible Urban Worlds. Thoughts for an Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.

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