Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place / Edition 2

Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place / Edition 2

by John R. Logan, Harvey L. Molotch
     
 


"Twenty years after publication, Urban Fortunes remains the best book on urban sociology around. Starting from a political economy analysis, Logan and Molotch develop a picture of the formative processes creating the contemporary American city while managing to avoid the pitfalls of determinism."—Susan Fainstein, Harvard UniversitySee more details below

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"Twenty years after publication, Urban Fortunes remains the best book on urban sociology around. Starting from a political economy analysis, Logan and Molotch develop a picture of the formative processes creating the contemporary American city while managing to avoid the pitfalls of determinism."—Susan Fainstein, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254282
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
20th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
413
Sales rank:
181,849
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Social Construction of Cities

2. Places as Commodities

3. The City as a Growth Machine

4. Homes: Exchange and Sentiment in the Neighborhood

5. How Government Matters

6. Overcoming Resistance to Value-free Development

7. The Dependent Future

References

Name Index

Subject Index

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