Harvey, D.

K. Woodward, J. P. Jones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


David Harvey's overarching intellectual contribution has been to conjoin the historical materialism that lies at the heart of Marxist theory with a multilayered geographic perspective that demonstrates the dialectical co-determinacy of spatial processes with economic, social, and political ones, especially as they work differently through time and across places to transform territorial configurations and built environments. The fundamental goal of such theory is to understand the sources of inequality and to use that knowledge in achieving social and environmental justice. Harvey is the most well-known geographer in the critical social sciences and humanities, and has also been influential in the planning, law, and design professions. He has taught at Bristol University (1961-69), John Hopkins University (1969-87; 1993-2001), Oxford University (1987-93), and the City University of New York (2001-present), and has lectured around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780080449104
ISBN (Print)9780080449111
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Development
  • Dialectical materialism
  • Dialectics
  • Flexible accumulation
  • Fordism
  • Marxist geography
  • Neoliberalism
  • Postmodernism
  • Space-time compression
  • Spatial fix
  • Urbanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Harvey, D.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this