Uneven Development: Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space

Uneven Development: Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space

Uneven Development: Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space

Uneven Development: Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space

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This book is about the geography of politics and the politics of geography. It therefore attempts to integrate two intellectual traditions which until very recently have enjoyed little serious cross-fertilization. If the work is theoretical in substance and exposition, it is quite immediate in motivation. For one can hardly look at the world today without perceiving that, at the hands of capital, the last two decades have witnessed an emergent restructuring of geographical space more dramatic than any before. Deindustrialization and regional decline, gentrification and extrametropolitan growth, the industrialization of the Third World and a new international division of labor, intensified nationalism and a new geopolitics of war—these are not separate developments but symptoms of a much deeper transformation in the geography of capitalism. At the . . .

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