Cities in a World Economy

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Cities in a World Economy presents sociologists with a new perspective on the study of urban sociology. The decentralization and privatization of the world's economies has radically altered such things as the organization of labour, the structure of consumption, and the distribution of earnings in ways that have yet to be fully realized. In a world economy that is truly more global than it has ever been, the Second Edition of this popular textbook addresses the need to account for the global economies' increasing influence on the social structures of cities.

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Contents

The Urban Impact of Economic Globalization
11
New Inequalities among Cities
33
The Intersection
59
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Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and co-chair of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2008), A Sociology of Globalization (2007), and The Global City (1991), and editor of Deciphering the Global: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (2007). 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 Support Systems (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in 30 countries.

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and co-chair of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2008), A Sociology of Globalization (2007), and The Global City (1991), and editor of Deciphering the Global: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (2007). 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 Support Systems (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in 30 countries.

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