Sociology of globalization: Planet of Slums by Mike Davis

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Analytical Essay:

Discuss Mike Davis’ book.

What does he mean by “planet of slums” and how is this related to the sociology of globalization? How have the topics we have covered in this course related to this book and its contents? Use the concepts and analytical insights you have gained from this course so far to develop a critical discussion on the book, that is, a critical book review using the tools of globalization studies (NOTE: “critical” in this case does not mean you need to “criticize” Davis; it means you should develop an analytically sharp discussion).

Analytical Essay: Discuss Mike Davis’ book. What does he mean by “planet of slums” and how is this related to the sociology of globalization? How have the topics we have covered in this course related to this book and its contents? Use the concepts and analytical insights you have gained from this course so far to develop a critical discussion on the book, that is, a critical book review using the tools of globalization studies (NOTE: “critical” in this case does not mean you need to “criticize” Davis; it means you should develop an analytically sharp discussion). Requirements: 1. Please use 12 point, Times New Roman font, and 1” margins, 4 pages, single spaces. 2. Citations should always include the author’s last name, year of publication 3. Your assignments should have strong, coherent thesis statements at the beginning of the paper. The thesis statement should be specific and clear. It should tie together the different points you will address in the paper links them to the overall theme of the course, the sociology of globalization. 4. You can only those three books which are I give to you for reference. Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation http://booksdescr.org/ads.php?md5=ed8c407f5259e98bb6ac2bbda5038e99 There is link to access, click “GET” to download the book. Planet of Slums http://booksdescr.org/ads.php?md5=1665b498db0c7a8b701606d94b6d80b5 There is link to access, click “GET” to download the book. Patel and Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things http://booksdescr.org/item/index.php?md5=7CE6F81E57E198F0E909BA1A65E2BB3E Go to this link, click blue book name, and download book.

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Planet of Slums
Planet of slums is astounding, petrifying and authentic book in exposing poverty of slumdwellers across the global cities (Davis, 2006). This book explains the future of impoverished
and an unstable urban city by providing a thematic rundown to the rise of slums and poverty
among the cities of global south. Planet of slums book also discusses in details the facets that
contributes to escalated growth of the global urban slums with close examination of modern and
historical processes, and state related legacies. Some of the modern and historical processes that
have led to rise of slums in the global cities include pirate urbanism, colonialism and slumremoval activities (Davis, 2006). Besides, planet of slums states the rise of slums has a close
relation with economic adjustment policies, capitalism, globalization and, colonial policies,
which are propagated, by egocentric behavior of world developed cities (Davis, 2006).
Therefore, the ever-increasing global slum will explode and inflict havoc across the global cities
thereby increasing the effects of slum challenges across the global cities.
The main cause of occurrence of global cities slum is excess surplus of labor. This excess
surplus of labor has resulted from massive rural-urban migration. However, when this mammoth
migrates reached these global cities, then they usually find themselves unable to pay for better
housing facilities due to underemployment or unemployment therefore, they are force to stay in
poorly constructed, unhygienic, dilapidated squatter settlements. Selfish actions of private and
government estate developers of slum cleara...

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