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Cities in a World Economy - Sociology for a New Century Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 03/11/2011
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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

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412988032
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"No other book locates cities (as distinct but changing settlement forms and institutional arrangements) in the world economy so clearly and concisely." -- Renia Ehrenfeucht
"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." -- Stephanie Moller

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