La Citt Dei Ricchi E La Citt Dei Poveri

Autore: Bernardo Secchi
Editore:
ISBN: 9788858106648
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The New Urban Question

Autore: Andy Merrifield
Editore: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745334837
Grandezza: 41,93 MB
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The New Urban Question is an exuberant and illuminating adventure through our current global urban condition, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism. From Haussmann's attempts to use urban planning to rid 19th-century Paris of workers revolution to the contemporary metropolis, including urban disaster-zones such as downtown Detroit, Merrifield reveals how the urban experience has been profoundly shaped by class antagonism and been the battle-ground for conspiracies, revolts and social eruptions. Going beyond the work of earlier urban theorists such as Manuel Castells, Merrifield identifies the new urban question that has emerged and demands urgent attention, as the city becomes a site of active plunder by capital and the setting for new forms of urban struggle, from Occupy to the Indignados.

Shifting Involvements

Autore: Albert O. Hirschman
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400828260
Grandezza: 38,18 MB
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Why does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals? In this classic work, Albert O. Hirschman offers a stimulating social, political, and economic analysis dealing with how and why frustrations of private concerns lead to public involvement and public participation that eventually lead back to those private concerns. Emerging from this study is a wide range of insights, from a critique of conventional consumption theory to a new understanding of collective action and of universal suffrage.

The City Of The Sun Sparklesoup Classics

Autore: Tomasso Campanella
Editore: Sparklesoup LLC
ISBN: 1597486531
Grandezza: 55,25 MB
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Sparklesoup brings you Tomasso Campanella's classic. This version is printable so you can mark up your copy and link to interesting facts and sites.

La Citt Dei Ricchi E La Citt Dei Poveri

Autore: Colin Ward
Editore:
ISBN: 9788876413261
Grandezza: 14,63 MB
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Vista: 440
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Hard Times

Autore: Charles Dickens
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ISBN:
Grandezza: 58,11 MB
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The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Hard Times Illustrated

Autore: Charles Dickens
Editore: BookRix
ISBN: 3730988778
Grandezza: 48,64 MB
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Vista: 1986
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The Utilitarians were one of the targets of this novel. Utilitarianism was a prevalent school of thought during this period, its founders being Jeremy Bentham and James Mill, father to political theorist John Stuart Mill. Theoretical Utilitarian ethics hold that promotion of general social welfare is the ultimate goal for the individual and society in general: "the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people." Dickens believed that in practical terms, the pursuit of a totally rationalised society could lead to great misery. Bentham's former secretary, Edwin Chadwick, helped design the Poor Law of 1834, which deliberately made workhouse life as uncomfortable as possible. In the novel, this is conveyed in Bitzer's response to Gradgrind's appeal for compassion. Dickens was appalled by what was, in his interpretation, a selfish philosophy, which was combined with materialist laissez-faire capitalism in the education of some children at the time, as well as in industrial practices. In Dickens's interpretation, the prevalence of utilitarian values in educational institutions promoted contempt between mill owners and workers, creating young adults whose imaginations had been neglected, due to an over-emphasis on facts at the expense of more imaginative pursuits.

The City Of Joy

Autore: Dominique Lapierre
Editore: Warner Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780446323864
Grandezza: 48,61 MB
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Depicts the efforts of four people to improve the harsh conditions of life in the impoverished and over-populated area of Calcutta, India.

The Just City

Autore: Susan S. Fainstein
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801462185
Grandezza: 20,21 MB
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achieved at the local level. --