Hardback Slums : the history of a global injustice / Alan Mayne.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781780238098 (hbk.) :
More than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas, but a billion of these people reside in neighbourhoods characterized by entrenched disadvantage. These neighbourhoods, known as 'slums', are often seen as a debilitating and even subversive presence within society. In reality, however, it is often the host societies and their public policies that are at fault. In this comprehensive global history, Alan Mayne explores the evolution and meaning of the word 'slum', from its origins in London in the early nineteenth century to its use to describe favela communities in the lead up to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.
320 pages ; 23 cm