Presentation Title

The Contribution of Marxist Thought in Urban Geography

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1014

Start Date

24-3-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 3:15 PM

Abstract

Urban Geography experienced a multitude of changes throughout its evolution. Since its initial separation from the man-land tradition in the 1940s, urban geographers have employed different paradigms to help reach a better understanding of the city - one being the Neo-Marxist approach. Influenced by Marx’s writings, the Neo-Marxist perspective offers a distinctive and refreshing look at the evolution of urban form. This is accomplished through a renewed understanding of the role capital accumulation plays in city building cycles. Based on an in-depth literature review, this presentation follows the evolution and contributions made by “radical” geographers to the field of urban geography. Particular attention is given to the work of David Harvey, who during the 1970s led the way toward the introduction of Marxist thoughts in the discipline.

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Gilles Viaud

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Mar 24th, 3:00 PM Mar 24th, 3:15 PM

The Contribution of Marxist Thought in Urban Geography

IB 1014

Urban Geography experienced a multitude of changes throughout its evolution. Since its initial separation from the man-land tradition in the 1940s, urban geographers have employed different paradigms to help reach a better understanding of the city - one being the Neo-Marxist approach. Influenced by Marx’s writings, the Neo-Marxist perspective offers a distinctive and refreshing look at the evolution of urban form. This is accomplished through a renewed understanding of the role capital accumulation plays in city building cycles. Based on an in-depth literature review, this presentation follows the evolution and contributions made by “radical” geographers to the field of urban geography. Particular attention is given to the work of David Harvey, who during the 1970s led the way toward the introduction of Marxist thoughts in the discipline.