Cities in a World Economy (Sociology for a New Century Series 4th Revised edition)
By: Saskia Sassen (author)Paperback
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The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of our turn-of-the-millennium flows of money, information and people have led to the emergence of a 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 our social world.
New to the Fourth Edition: * new chapter (8) analysing the challenges and vulnerabilities facing major cities in terms of three major challenges: (1) the environment, (2) global financial crisis, and (3) asymmetric war * new section in chapter 3 on global migrations * new section in Chapter 4 on comparing global cities * presents three new case studies in Chapter 5: (1) comparing Shanghai and Hong Kong, (2) the Gulf States, and (3) Istanbul Key Features: * takes a multidisciplinary approach to urban sociology, supported by global examples * examines the impact of global processes on the social structure of cities, increasing students' world awareness * strikes an ideal balance between maintaining academic rigor and employing new and innovative concepts * discusses in Chapter 7 a unique perspective on the highly gendered and unequal nature of the global city, and how it forces the underprivileged to live a dangerous and unpredictable life on global survival circuits
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.
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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4th Revised edition
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