Globalization and Its Discontents

Globalization and Its Discontents

by Saskia Sassen, Sassen
     
 

Saskia Sassen is an internationally recognized expert on globalization whose writings have appeared in journals and magazines worldwide. Globalization and Its Discontents is a collection of Sassen’s essays dealing with topics such as the “global city,” gender and migration (reconceived as the globalization of labor), information technology,

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Saskia Sassen is an internationally recognized expert on globalization whose writings have appeared in journals and magazines worldwide. Globalization and Its Discontents is a collection of Sassen’s essays dealing with topics such as the “global city,” gender and migration (reconceived as the globalization of labor), information technology, and the new dynamics of inequality. Sassen brings together cultural and literary studies, feminist theory, political economics, sociology, and political science, showing how vast the chasm between metropolitan business centers and low-income inner cities has become. Incisive and original, she takes on common political, cultural, and economic misconceptions of globalization and offers a thoughtful, provocative new look at our increasingly global society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565843950
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Ira Katznelson
Ira Katznelson, Columbia University:

I know no better guide to today's perplexing international political economy than the work of Saskia Sassen. Imaginative and learned, it reorients our questions and forces a fresh consideration of standard thought and analysis.

Gayatri Spivak
Gayatri Spivak, Columbia University:

Required reading for anyone interested in globality and globalization.

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