ISBN-10:
0415933498
ISBN-13:
9780415933490
Pub. Date:
08/16/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Metromarxism: A Marxist Tale of the City / Edition 1

Metromarxism: A Marxist Tale of the City / Edition 1

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Overview

"Metromarxism" discusses Marxism's relationship with the city from the 1850s to the present by way of biographical chapters on figures from the Marxist tradition, including Marx, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, and David
Harvey. Each chapter combines interesting biographical anecdotes with an accessible analysis of each individual's contribution to an always-transforming Marxist theory of the city. He suggests that the interplay between the city as center of economic and social life and its potential for progressive change generated a major corpus of work. That work has been key in advancing progressive political and social transformations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415933490
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/16/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andy Merrifield is Professor of Geography at Clark University. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford and is the coeditor of The Urbanization of Justice in addition to being a contributor to The Nation and Dissent.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1.Karl Marx: Commodities and Cities, With Sober Senses
2.Fredrick Engels: Back Street Boy in Manchester
3.Walter Benjamin: The City of Profane Illumination
4.Henri Lefebvre: The Urban Revolution
5. Guy Debord: The City of Marx and Coca-Cola
6.Manuel Castells: The City of Althusser and Social Movements
7. David Harvey: The Geopolitics of Urbanization
8. Marshall Berman: A Marxist URban Romance

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