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David Harvey: A Critical Reader

Noel Castree (Editor), Derek Gregory (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-23510-1
338 pages
March 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book critically interrogates the work of David Harvey, one of the world's most influential geographers, and one of its best known Marxists.
  • Considers the entire range of Harvey's oeuvre, from the nature of urbanism to environmental issues.
  • Written by contributors from across the human sciences, operating with a range of critical theories.
  • Focuses on key themes in Harvey's work.
  • Contains a consolidated bibliography of Harvey's writings.
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Notes on Contributors.

1 Troubling Geographies (Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia).

2 Between Deduction and Dialectics: David Harvey on Knowledge (Trevor Barnes, University of British Columbia).

3 David Harvey and Marxism (Alex Callinicos, University of York).

4 Dialectical Materialism: Stranger than Friction (Marcus Doel, University of Wales Swansea).

5 Differences that Matter (Melissa Wright, The Pennsylvania State University).

6 David Harvey on Cities (Sharon Zukin, Brooklyn College, NY).

7 Dialectical Space-Time: Harvey on Space (Eric Sheppard, University of Minnesota).

8 Spatial Fixes, Temporal Fixes, and Spatio-Temporal Fixes (Bob Jessop, Lancaster University).

9 Globalization and Primitive Accumulation: The Contributions of David Harvey's Dialectical Marxism (Nancy Hartsock, University of University of Washington).

10 Towards a New Earth and a New Humanity: Nature, Ontology, Politics (Bruce Braun, University of Minnesota).

11 David Harvey: A Rock In A Hard Place (Nigel Thrift, University of Oxford).

12 Messing with 'the Project' (Cindi Katz, Graduate Center of the City University of New York).

13 The Detour of Critical Theory (Noel Castree, University of Manchester).

14 Space as a Key Word (David Harvey, Graduate Center of the City University of New York).

David Harvey: List of Publications.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Noel Castree is a Professor in the School of Environment and Development at Manchester University. His previous publications include Nature: The Adventures of an Idea (2005), Spaces of Work (2004), Social Nature (Blackwell Publishing, 2001) and Remaking Reality (1998).

Derek Gregory is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. His previous publications include The Colonial Present (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and Geographical Imaginations (Blackwell Publishing, 1995).

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  • A critical examination of the work of David Harvey, one of the world’s most influential geographers, and one of its best known Marxists.

  • Considers the entire range of Harvey’s oeuvre, from the nature of urbanism to environmental issues.

  • Written by contributors from across the human sciences, operating with a range of critical theories.

  • Focuses on key themes in Harvey’s work.

  • Contains a consolidated bibliography of Harvey’s writings.
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"The debates in David Harvey: A Critical Reader highlight the importance of thinking about space as something materially produced and in process ... The discussion also leads to considerations of the urban as a way of life. The tension between these two strands makes this anthology fertile ground for attempts at a synthesis."
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"David Harvey: A Critical Reader is a landmark assessment of the work, and diverse influences, of this leading geographer-cum-social theorist. No stodgy hagiography, the Reader presents a series of punchy, personal, political, and often profound reflections on four decades of Harvey’s contributions. In locating Harvey and his interlocutors, the Reader also suggestively maps out the shifting terrain of critical thinking around the spatialities of late capitalism." Jamie Peck, University of Wisconsin-Madison


"Few contemporary thinkers have been untouched by David Harvey, even in opposition, as this collection of brilliant essays attests. And, after the critics’ scalpels have done their bit of nip and tuck, he comes off still looking rather well for his age." R. A. Walker, University of California, Berkeley

"The Critical Reader offers a set of inspiring and non-hagiographic reflections on the intellectual legacy of David Harvey that will be an invaluable read not only for geographers but for all social scientists committed to the pursuit of a critical and transformative understanding of the world."
Ugo Rossi, Universita L’Orientale of Naples, Italy


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