Cities in a World Economy / Edition 4

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Overview

The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities, new types of migrations, financial crises, environmental catastrophes, and the multiplication of communication technologies. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the centrality of place and the importance of geography in our social world.

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Editorial Reviews

Renia Ehrenfeucht
“No other book locates cities (as distinct but changing settlement forms and institutional arrangements) in the world economy so clearly and concisely.”
Stephanie Moller
“I enjoy teaching with this book. It is much more challenging than a traditional textbook, and students learn about globalization, post-industrialization, stratification, gender and race inequality, and of course the importance of urbanization and the rise of global cities.”
APADE
"The third edition of the book tries to show how certain characteristics of our turn-of-the-millenium flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of new social formation global cities. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the centrality of place and the importance of geography in the social world. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412988032
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 399
  • Sales rank: 645,114
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (WWNorton 2007), the edited Deciphering the Globa: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and The Global City. Her books have been translated into 22 languages. She is the editor of the volume on urban sustainability in the new 14-volume Encyclopedia of Life-Systems being (Oxford: EOLSS (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in thirty countries.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Place and Production in the Global Economy
Chapter 2. The Urban Impact of Economic Globalization
Chapter 3. National and Transnational Urban Systems
Chapter 4. The New Urban Economy: The Intersection of Global Processes and Place
Chapter 5. Issues and Case Studies in the New Urban Economy
Chapter 6. The New Inequalities Within Cities
Chapter 7. Global Cities and Global Survival Circuits
Chapter 8. The Urbanizing of Global Governance Challenges
Chapter 9. A New Geography of Centers and Margins

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