Killer cities / Nigel Thrift.

Thrift, N. J. [Browse]
London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2021.
xi, 251 pages ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"Killer Cities uses a combination of social theory, polemic and close attention to empirical detail to tell the story of how and why cities cause mass animal death and, in the process, hasten the destruction of the planet. This book is not just a lament, however. It is an attempt to navigate out of this mess of planned and unplanned violence towards a world in which cities no longer act as killers but become aligned with the lives of other beings. It offers pragmatic ways of diminishing the death toll and changing mindsets without ever minimizing the dilemmas that inevitably will have to be faced. Killer cities can be rehabilitated so that they offer brighter paths towards the future - for animals, for human beings, and for the planet. A new urban geography could be within our grasp. Indeed, it has to be, for all of our sakes." -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-238) and index.
An uncommon humanity -- Part I: Cities -- The urban world -- Part II: Life -- Thinking animals -- Animals thinking -- Part III: Death -- The animal city -- The city of surplus death -- Not meat but still dead -- But some animals do adapt to the city -- Part IV: A new settlement -- Dreaming more human cities 1 -- Dreaming more human cities 2 -- There is another world but it is this one.
  • 9781529751833 ((paperback))
  • 1529751837 ((paperback))
  • 9781529751826 ((hardback))
  • 1529751829 ((hardback))
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information

Other versions