By David Harvey
David Harvey brings an exhilarating viewpoint to 2 of the significant subject matters of up to date social discourse: globalization and the physique. Exploring the asymmetric geographical improvement of late-twentieth-century capitalism, and putting the operating physique relating to this new geography, he reveals in Marx's writings a wealth of suitable research and theoretical perception. in an effort to make much-needed alterations, Harvey keeps, we have to turn into the architects of a special dwelling and dealing atmosphere and to benefit to bridge the micro-scale of the physique and the non-public and the macro-scale of world political economy.
Utopian routine have for hundreds of years attempted to build a simply society. Harvey seems to be at their background to invite why they failed and what the tips at the back of them could nonetheless need to provide. His devastating description of the prevailing city setting (Baltimore is his case research) fuels his argument that we will be able to and needs to use the strength of utopian imagining opposed to all who say "there isn't any alternative." He outlines a brand new form of utopian concept, which he calls dialectical utopianism, and refocuses our consciousness on attainable designs for a extra equitable global of labor and residing with nature. If any political ideology or plan is to paintings, he argues, it needs to take account of our human traits. ultimately, Harvey dares to caricature a truly own utopian imaginative and prescient in an appendix, one who leaves doubtless approximately his personal geography of hope.