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Planet of Slums by Mike Davis

Title Planet of Slums
Author Mike Davis
Publisher Verso Books
Release 2007-09-17
Category Political Science
Total Pages 228
ISBN 1844671607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Celebrated urban theorist Davis provides a global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor.

Slums on Screen by Igor Krstic

Title Slums on Screen
Author Igor Krstic
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release 2016-04-26
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1474406882
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Near to one billion people call slums their home, making it a reasonable claim to describe our world as a 'planet of slums.' But how has this hard and unyielding way of life been depicted on screen? How have filmmakers engaged historically and across the globe with the social conditions of what is often perceived as the world's most miserable habitats?Combining approaches from cultural, globalisation and film studies, Igor Krstic outlines a transnational history of films that either document or fictionalise the favelas, shantytowns, barrios poulares or chawls of our 'planet of slums', exploring the way accelerated urbanisation has intersected with an increasingly interconnected global film culture. From Jacob Riis' How The Other Half Lives (1890) to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the volume provides a number of close readings of films from different historical periods and regions to outline how contemporary film and media practices relate to their past predeccesors, demonstrating the way various filmmakers, both north and south of the equator, have repeatedly grappled with, rejected or continuously modified documentary and realist modes to convey life in our 'planet of slums'.

Planet of Slums by Mike Davis

Title Planet of Slums
Author Mike Davis
Publisher Verso
Release 2007-09-17
Category Political Science
Total Pages 228
ISBN 1844671607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Celebrated urban theorist Davis provides a global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor.

Slums on Screen by Igor Krstić

Title Slums on Screen
Author Igor Krstić
Publisher
Release 2016
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Archithese
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Release 2007
Category Architecture
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Praise of Barbarians by Mike Davis

Title In Praise of Barbarians
Author Mike Davis
Publisher Haymarket Books
Release 2007-08-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 347
ISBN 1608460010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author of City of Quartz and Planet of Slums attacks the current fashion for empires and white men’s burdens in this blistering collection of radical essays. He skewers contemporary idols such as Mel Gibson, Niall Ferguson, and Howard Dean; unlocks some secret doors in the Pentagon and the California prison system; visits Star Wars in the Arctic and vigilantes on the border; predicts ethnic cleansing in New Orleans more than a year before Katrina; recalls the anarchist avengers of the 1890s and “teeny-bopper” riots on the Sunset Strip in the 1960s; discusses the moral bankruptcy of the Democrats in Kansas and West Virginia; remembers “Private Ivan,” who defeated fascism; and looks at the future of capitalism from the top of Hubbert’s Peak. No writer in the United States today brings together analysis and history as comprehensively and elegantly as Mike Davis. In these contemporary, interventionist essays, Davis goes beyond critique to offer real solutions and concrete possibilities for change. Mike Davis is the author many books, including City of Quartz, The Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in San Diego.

Title Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare Social Policy and Policy Practice
Author Karen M. Sowers
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2008-03-07
Category Political Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780471769989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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V. 1. The profession of social work -- v. 2. Human behavior in the social environment -- v. 3. Social work practice -- v. 4. Social policy and policy practice.

Title Naked Cities Struggle in the Global Slums
Author Mute
Publisher Mute Publishing Ltd
Release 2006-09
Category Art
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0955066433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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According to UN research data, by 2030 half of the world's population will be living in slums. Meanwhile, in Durban, residents of Forman and Kennedy Road settlements risk arrest and police violence to protest forced eviction and demand clean drinking water and sanitation. The statistics are not supposed to talk back. This issue of Mute, largely sparked by Mike Davis' claim that in the megaslums Muhammad and the Holy Ghost have superceded Marx, considers another view of the world's burgeoning 'naked cities'. Where the populace are refugees without rights or basic amenities, are new forms of political action emerging? Texts by: Amita Baviskar, Iain Boal, Anna Dezeuze, Michael Edwards, Melanie Gilligan, Anthony Iles, Demetra Kotouza, Penny Koutrolikou, Josaphat Robert Large, Félix Morisseau-Leroy, Kevin Pina, Richard Pithouse, Benedict Seymour and Rachel Weber

War Without End by Michael Schwartz

Title War Without End
Author Michael Schwartz
Publisher
Release 2008
Category History
Total Pages 335
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Michael Schwartz gets behind the headlines, revealing the real dynamics of the Iraq debacle and its legacy.

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