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Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster
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On a September day in an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Buda exploded a horse drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap near New York s Wall Street killing people Since Buda s prototype the car bomb has evolved into a poor man s air force a generic weapon of mass destruction that now craters cities from Bombay to Oklahoma City br br In this brilliant and disturbing history Mike Davis traces its worldwide use and development in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies particularly those of the United States Israel India and Pakistan in globalizing urban terrorist techniques Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio terrorism that is changing cities and urban lifestyles as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with rings of steel against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat, The hidden story of L A Mike Davis shows us where the city s money comes from and who controls it while also exposing the brutal ongoing struggle between L A s haves and have nots, Se a imagem da metr pole no s culo XX era a dos arranha c us e das oportunidades de emprego Planeta Favela leva o leitor para uma viagem ao redor do mundo pelos realidade dos cen rios de pobreza onde vive a maioria dos habitantes das megacidades do s culo XXI O urbanista norte americano Mike Davis investiga as origens do crescimento vertiginoso da popula o em moradias prec rias a partir dos anos na Am rica Latina na frica na sia e no antigo bloco sovi tico Combinando erudi o acad mica e conhecimento in loco das reas pobres das grandes cidades Davis traz a hist ria da expans o das metr poles do Terceiro Mundo analisando os paralelos entre as pol ticas econ micas e urbanas defendidas pelo FMI e pelo Banco Mundial e suas conseq ncias desastrosas nas gecekondus de Istambul Turquia nas desakotas de Accra Gana ou nos barrios de Caracas Venezuela alguns dos nomes locais para as aproximadamente mil favelas existentes no planeta Cada aspecto dessa nova cidade analisado informalidade desemprego criminalidade o gangsterismo dos senhorios que lucram com a mis ria a incapacidade do Estado de oferecer infra estrutura e casas populares e em contrapartida sua atua o nas remo es de revitaliza o que abrem caminho para a especula o imobili ria as solu es ilus rias de ONGs e organismos multilaterais os limites das estrat gias de titula o de propriedade os riscos ambientais e sanit rios de se viver em favelas com exposi o a res duos t xicos e car ncia de saneamento b sico o crescimento do fanatismo religioso e a dissemina o de doen as como c lera e AIDS Al m das estat sticas o autor revela as hist rias tr gicas que os dados frios n o mostram como as crian as abandonadas pelas fam lias nas ruas de Kinshasa Congo por serem consideradas feiticeiras ou a nuvem de g s letal expelida pela f brica da Union Carbide na ndia que causou a morte de aproximadamente mil habitantes de barracos nos arredores da unidade da empresa que n o tinham informa o sobre os riscos ou op o de morar em outro local O livro tra a um retrato da nova geografia humana das metr poles onde algumas ilhas de riqueza florescem em torres de escrit rio ou condom nios fortificados que imitam os bairros do sub rbio norte americano separados da crescente popula o favelada por muros e ex rcitos privados mas conectados entre si por auto estradas aeroportos redes de comunica o e pelo consumo das marcas globais Como coloca o autor citando entre outros Alphaville enclaves constitu dos como parques tem ticos deslocados da sua realidade social mas integrados na globaliza o onde se deixa de ser cidad o do seu pr prio pa s para ser um patriota da riqueza nacionalista de um afluente e dourado lugar nenhum como os classifica o urbanista Jeremy Seabrook citado no livro Davis explora a natureza desse novo contexto do conflito de classes entre os que vivem dentro dos muros como em uma cidade medieval e a humanidade excedente que vive fora dela Um proletariado informal ainda n o compreendido pelo marxismo cl ssico e tampouco pelo neoliberalismo, No description available