cover image

David Harvey

British geographer and anthropologist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about David Harvey?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


David W. Harvey FBA (born 31 October 1935) is a British 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.

Quick facts: David Harvey FBA, Born, Alma mater, Know...
David Harvey

Born (1935-10-31) 31 October 1935 (age 87)
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
InstitutionsCUNY Graduate Center
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]