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It is a great book, and I believe that any concerned person who reads it will be changed by it.
By the way, this is the sort of book that is a bit difficult to read because it is so jammed full of facts, figures and jargon terminology.
They're turning into what Davis terms megacities and even hypercities: 20,000,000+ in population!
Beware: this is a Marxist screed. Seriously communist.
I got several chapters in before I gave up in disgust. Read more
Davis's Planet of Slums is a must read for urban scholars as it gives a good depiction of the macro-forces art play that increase the amount and shape of slums globally. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maarten Markus
This book examined the anthropological studies of poor people around the world. It forecasts the increase in the world population of poverty in numbers and in acquired landmass. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Venus Project
there is no better place than to read a book written by Mike Davis. This is not the longest of tracks, nor the most poetic of his works, but what it lacks in length and drama it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kevin C. Kresse
Essential reading for the global citizen.
Shocking description of how the world's poor live.
Sad but a must read for anyone interested in social justice
I'm fascinated by urban policy and living, such that I've read multiple books on the subject, volunteered for a year at an urban housing non-profit, and currently work in urban... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Asteriskx
We all ought to know what kind of world we are heading toward. Davis' book is an excellent "history of the present", to borrow a phrase from Foucault.Published 11 months ago by prk
Planet of Slums has several arguments but I would distill the primary ones as follows:
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Gratefully, the author presents us with the problems on the scale of past, present and future. Wonderfully informative and depressing. Tons of useful statistics.Published 18 months ago by Bonedig