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Pig and the Skyscraper - 
      Marco D'Eramo
    
      Graeme Thomson
    
      Mike Davis

Pig and the Skyscraper

Chicago : A History of Our Future

; Graeme Thomson (Oversetter) ; Mike Davis (Forord)

Chicago has been that stage for some of modernity's key episodes: the birth of the skyscraper, the rise of urban sociology, the world's first atomic reader, the economic school of the Chicago Boys. Describing the postmodern Babel, where the features and contradictions of American society are writ large and deep, Marco d'Eramo presents a history that transforms the way we think about the city and the development of American capitalism. Les mer
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Chicago has been that stage for some of modernity's key episodes: the birth of the skyscraper, the rise of urban sociology, the world's first atomic reader, the economic school of the Chicago Boys. Describing the postmodern Babel, where the features and contradictions of American society are writ large and deep, Marco d'Eramo presents a history that transforms the way we think about the city and the development of American capitalism.
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Forlag: Verso Books
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781859844984
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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«Chicago, America's megalopolis-as-metaphor, has found its leftward de Toqueville in Marco d'Eramo. His book is as rare as an Indian Head penny and as hard as truth. It is a book that Algren, Dreiser, Altgeld and Darrow would have acclaimed as 'on the button'." -- Studs Terkel "d'Eramo looks to Chicago both as a guide to what the future might be like for European and other cities, but also as a warning about what to avoid." - Chicago Tribune "Little in the urban scene escapes his attention, and his polemic is a fascinating and wide-ranging contribution to contemporary social thought." -- Choice "d'Eramo's demonstration of the transfiguring power of capital is compelling." - Guardian "This kaleidoscope of a book, with its ability to surprise at every turn of the page, to excite the reader with a fresh insight, a new way of seeing, is to be strongly recommended." - Frontline "d'Eramo's book examines different institutions that originated or flourished in Chicago ... rather than narrating a straigh»

Marco d'Eramo studied sociology with Pierre Bourdieu in Paris. He is a regular contributor to the newspaper Il manifesto and has written several books.