Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York (Paperback)
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Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York (Paperback)

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After his insider's study of Chicago crack gangs electrified the academy, Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh spent a decade immersed in New York's underbelly, observing the call girls, drug dealers, prostitutes and other strivers that make up this booming underground economy. Amidst the trust-funder cocktail parties, midtown strip clubs, and immigrant-run sex shops, he discovers a surprisingly fluid and dynamic social world - one that can be found in global cities everywhere. Floating City is Venkatesh's journey through the 'vast invisible continent' of New York's underground economy - a thriving yet largely unseen world that exists in parallel to our own.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141977393
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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A deeply researched, revealing study... novelistic... an unexpectedly vivid image of a New York not many get to see -- Craig Taylor * Guardian *

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An excellent sociological study of topics that are normally taboo. Not about eroticism (in contrast to Waterstone's classification), but a solid social science work. However, as it is written in the first person... More

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