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Urban Protest

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 July 2012

From the Paris Commune to the 'Right to the City', cities have long been the centre of utopian dreams and protests. They have generated riches, destitution, celebration and organised and often violent protest. Professor David Harvey, the acclaimed social geographer, talks to Laurie Taylor about the urban roots of the contemporary capitalist crisis and the vision of a city for all. They're joined by the sociologist, Sophie Watson.
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

  • David Harvey

    Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

    Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
    Publisher: Verso Books
    ISBN-10: 1844678822
    ISBN-13: 978-1844678822

    Find out more about David Harvey
  • Sophie Watson

    Professor of Sociology at the Open University and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC)

    The New Blackwell Companion to the City
    Gary Bridge (Editor), Sophie Watson (Editor)
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    ISBN-10: 1405189819
    ISBN-13: 978-1405189811

    City Publics: The (dis) enchantments of Urban Encounters
    Publisher: Routledge
    ISBN-10: 0415312280
    ISBN-13: 978-0415312288

    Find out more about Sophie Watson


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