Rebel CitiesRebel Cities



Who dictates the quality and organization of daily life? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to São Paulo.

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788734929

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Page: 208

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Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who dictates the quality and organization of daily life? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.

Rebel CitiesRebel Cities



we have witnessed echoes of these older struggles in the Seattle antiglobalization protests of 1999 (followed by similar protests in Quebec City, Genoa, and many other cities as part of a widespread alternative globalization movement).

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844679041

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Page: 208

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Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But at the same time they are also the centers of capital accumulation and the frontline for struggles over who controls access to urban resources and who dictates the quality and organization of daily life. Is it the financiers and developers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.

Rebel CitiesRebel Cities



IN THE CITY hastily abandoned by the Continental army on 15 September, the stunned rump of the civilian population came out onto streets ... At the abandoned fort, a woman hauled down the rebel standard and hoisted up the British flag.

Author: Mike Rapport

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748121984

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Page: 464

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London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected. They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing more than wind, currents and human muscle criss-crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people: men and women, bewigged aristocrats and lawyers, rough-handed craftworkers, quill-wielding bluestockings and doughty fishwives. But the cities were also home to dangerous criminals, corrupt politicians - and slaves. Rebel Cities explores the stormy debate about the nature of cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: were they places of enlightenment, sparkling wells of progress and civilisation, or were they dens of vice, degeneracy and disorder? Against a backdrop of accelerating urban expansion and revolution in both Europe and North America, revolutionary burghers of these extraordinary cities expended ink, paint, breath and, sometimes, blood in their struggle to understand, control and master the urban world. Drawing on hundreds of letters, travelogues and eye-witness accounts, Mike Rapport vividly evokes the sights, sounds and smells of these cities, masterfully weaving their history with the politics of revolution. When New Yorkers and Parisians experienced their revolution, when their cities went to war, and when Londoners engaged in political protest, they underwent the whole torrent and exhilaration of human emotions. Determining the character of the cities through their inhabitants, as well as their architecture, topography and the events that shaped them, this magnificent book evokes what it was like for all parts of society to live in London, Paris and New York in one of the most transformative periods in the history of civilisation.

El Alto Rebel CityEl Alto Rebel City



Sian Lazar analyzes everyday practices and eiperie nets of' citizenship in j EatelJiie city to rh<? Boli?i,in capir.il □f La Paz r EE Alto, where more than three- qua rters of [lie population self-i den tiJy as indigene us Aymara.

Author: Sian Lazar

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822388760

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Page: 344

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Combining anthropological methods and theories with political philosophy, Sian Lazar analyzes everyday practices and experiences of citizenship in a satellite city to the Bolivian capital of La Paz: El Alto, where more than three-quarters of the population identify as indigenous Aymara. For several years, El Alto has been at the heart of resistance to neoliberal market reforms, such as the export of natural resources and the privatization of public water systems. In October 2003, protests centered in El Alto forced the Bolivian president to resign; in December 2005, the country’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, was elected. The growth of a strong social justice movement in Bolivia has caught the imagination of scholars and political activists worldwide. El Alto remains crucial to this ongoing process. In El Alto, Rebel City Lazar examines the values, practices, and conflicts behind the astonishing political power exercised by El Alto citizens in the twenty-first century. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 1997 and 2004, Lazar contends that in El Alto, citizenship is a set of practices defined by one’s participation in a range of associations, many of them collectivist in nature. Her argument challenges Western liberal notions of the citizen by suggesting that citizenship is not only individual and national but in many ways communitarian and distinctly local, constituted through different kinds of affiliations. Since in El Alto these affiliations most often emerge through people’s place of residence and their occupational ties, Lazar offers in-depth analyses of neighborhood associations and trade unions. In so doing, she describes how the city’s various collectivities mediate between the state and the individual. Collective organization in El Alto and the concept of citizenship underlying it are worthy of attention; they are the basis of the city’s formidable power to mobilize popular protest.

Rebel City Hong Kong s Year Of Water And FireRebel City Hong Kong s Year Of Water And Fire



In the years after the handover, the city's property giants thrived and massively expanded their wealth, all while remaining firm supporters of both the central and city governments. Dominating the city's property scene are four ...

Author: South China Morning Post Team

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811218620

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Page: 512

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SCMP's reporting team looks back at Hong Kong's most wrenching political crisis since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Anti-extradition bill protests that morphed rapidly into a wider anti-government movement in 2019 left no aspect of the city untouched, from its social compact to its body politic to its open economy. The demonstrations which continued well into 2020 have tested every institution of the city, from the civil service to the police to the courts and even its rail transport operator, and from offices and businesses to universities and schools, and from churches to families and even friends.This book is for anyone seeking to understand not just what Hong Kong has gone through but also the global phenomenon of increasingly leaderless protest movements. Fueled by profound angst about the place of millennial youth in society, widening income inequality, and the speed of digital communications, Hong Kong was in retrospect ripe to be the laboratory for a new-age protest movement, nearly a decade after the Middle East's Arab spring.The essays in the book collectively compose a picture of a society in trauma, bent and broken, but showing signs of an uncanny ability to bounce back. What shape it will be in a few years from now, however, is much harder to predict.Related Link(s)

City Poems and American Urban CrisisCity Poems and American Urban Crisis



(Rebel Cities 73, italics in original) Harvey's practice of commoning involves negotiating relationships between communities and their social and physical environments in the broader context of urban capitalism. Since “[i]ndividuals and ...

Author: Nate Mickelson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350055797

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Page: 248

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From William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg to Miguel Algarín and Wanda Coleman, this groundbreaking book explores the ways in which contemporary poets have engaged with America's changing urban experience since 1945. City Poems and American Urban Crisis brings post-war American poetry into conversation with developments in city planning, activism, and urban theory to demonstrate that taking city poetry seriously as a mode of analysis and critique can enhance our attempts to produce more just and equitable urban futures. Poets covered include: Miguel Algarín, Gwendolyn Brooks, Wanda Coleman, Allen Ginsberg, Lewis MacAdams, Charles Olson, George Oppen, and William Carlos Williams.

Digital Cities The Interdisciplinary Future of the Urban Geo HumanitiesDigital Cities The Interdisciplinary Future of the Urban Geo Humanities



On Jane Jacobs' perspective here, see Fraser, “The Kind of Problem,” 267: “In The Economy of Cities (1969), for example, she argues against the ... See Harvey, Rebel Cities, Spaces of Capital, and Fraser, Marxism and Urban Culture.

Author: Benjamin Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137524553

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Page: 98

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This book highlights an interdisciplinary terrain where the humanities and social sciences combine with digital methods. It argues that while disciplinary frictions still condition the potential of digital projects, the nature of the urban phenomenon pushes us toward an interdisciplinary and digital future where the primacy of cities is assured.

Sharing CitiesSharing Cities



Harvey, Rebel Cities, 70. 242. Ibid., 71. 243. Brewin, Mutiny! 244. Sennett, Together. 245. Harvey, Rebel Cities. 246. Sennett, Together. 247. Teresa Mares and Devon Peña, “Environmental and Food Justice: Toward Local, Slow and Deep ...

Author: Duncan McLaren

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262029728

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Page: 464

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How cities can build on the "sharing economy" and smart technology to deliver a "sharing paradigm" that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.

Rebel CitiesRebel Cities



Rebel Cities explores the ways in which these upheavals unfolded in three great urban centres, considering the relationship between city and unrest, and explaining why New York and Paris experienced revolution, while London - although it ...

Author: Michael Rapport

Publisher:

ISBN: 1408705230

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Page: 480

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London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected. They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing more than wind, currents and human muscle criss-crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people: men and women, bewigged aristocrats and lawyers, articulate, rough-handed craftworkers, quill-wielding bluestockings and doughty fishwives. But the cities were also home to dangerous criminals, corrupt politicians - and slaves.REBEL CITIES explores the stormy debate about the nature of cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: were they places of enlightenment, sparkling wells of progress and civilisation, or were they dens of vice, degeneracy and disorder? Against a backdrop of accelerating urban expansion and revolution in both Europe and North America, writers, artists, moralists, magistrates, reformers and revolutionaries expended ink, paint, breath and, sometimes, blood in their struggle to understand, control and master the city. When New Yorkers and Parisians experienced their revolution, when their cities went to war, and when Londoners engaged in political protest, they underwent the whole torrent and exhilaration of human emotions. Determining the character of the cities through their burghers, as well as their architecture, topography and the events that shaped them, this magnificent book evokes what it was like for all parts of society to live in London, Paris and New York in one of the most transformative periods in the history of civilisation.

Port Cities and Global LegaciesPort Cities and Global Legacies



Postindustrial port cities are commonly portrayed asradical cities 'onthe edge': rebellious, antiauthoritarian, and fiercely independent.1 Liverpool is described asa 'rebel city',a 'militant city',and a 'city of radicals'(cf.

Author: A. Mah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283146

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Page: 248

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Port cities have distinctive global dynamics, with long histories of casual labour, large migrant communities, and international trade networks. This in-depth comparative study examines contradictory global legacies across themes of urban identity, waterfront work and radicalism in key post-industrial port cities worldwide.