David Harvey

David W. Harvey FBA (born 31 October 1935) is a British-born Marxist economic geographer, podcaster and Distinguished Professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He received his PhD in geography from the University of Cambridge in 1961. Harvey has authored many books and essays that have been prominent in the development of modern geography as a discipline. He is a proponent of the idea of the right to the city.

David Harvey

Born (1935-10-31) 31 October 1935 (age 86)
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Known forMarxist geography, quantitative revolution in geography, critical geography, economic anthropology, political anthropology, right to the city, time space compression, accumulation by dispossession
Scientific career
FieldsAnthropology, geography, political economy, social theory
InstitutionsCity University of New York
ThesisAspects of agricultural and rural change in Kent, 1800–1900 (1961)
InfluencesMarx, Darwin, Freud, Nietzsche, Lefebvre, Williams, Engels, Bookchin, Gramsci, Radhakrishnan
InfluencedNeil Smith, Andy Merrifield, Erik Swyngedouw, Miguel Robles-Durán, the development of Marxist geography, critical geography and human geography as well as anthropology as disciplines

In 2007, Harvey was listed as the 18th most-cited author of books in the humanities and social sciences in that year, as established by counting citations from academic journals in the Thomson Reuters ISI database.[1]

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