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Cities in a World Economy

Fifth Edition

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Urban Sociology

August 2018 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Cities in a World Economy examines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book features a cross-disciplinary approach to urban sociology using global examples, and discusses the impact of global processes on the social structure of cities. The Fifth Edition reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.


 
Preface to the Fifth Edition
 
Preface to the Fourth Edition
 
Preface to the Third Edition
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Preface to the First Edition
 
List of Exhibits
 
Chapter 1. Place and Production in the Global Economy
Note

 
 
Chapter 2. The Urban Impact of Economic Globalization
The Global Economy Today

 
Strategic Places

 
Conclusion: After the Pax Americana

 
Notes

 
Chapter 2 Appendix

 
 
Chapter 3. National and Transnational Urban Systems
Global Patterns of Urbanization

 
Urbanization in Africa Today

 
Urbanization in Asia Today

 
Impacts on Primate Systems: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean

 
Impacts on Balanced Urban Systems: The Case of Europe

 
Transnational Urban Systems

 
Global Cities and Immigration

 
Global Cities and Diasporic Networks

 
A Politics of Places on Global Circuits

 
Conclusion: Urban Growth and Its Multiple Meanings

 
Notes

 
Chapter 3 Appendix

 
 
Chapter 4. The New Urban Economy: The Intersection of Global Processes and Place
From the Keynesian City to the Global City

 
The Multiple Circuits of the Global Economy

 
The Specialized Differences of Cities Matter: There Is No Perfect Global City

 
Urban/Rural Specificity Feeds the Knowledge Economy

 
The Global City as a Postindustrial Production Site

 
Producer Services

 
The Formation of a New Production Complex

 
Corporate Headquarters and Cities

 
An Emerging Global Labor Market

 
Conclusion: Cities as Postindustrial Production Sites

 
Notes

 
Chapter 4 Appendix

 
 
Chapter 5. Issues and Case Studies in the New Urban Economy
The Development of Global City Functions: The Case of Miami

 
The Growing Density and Specialization of Functions in Financial Districts: Toronto

 
The Concentration of Functions and Geographic Scale: Sydney

 
Competition or Specialized Differences: The Financial Centers of Hong Kong and Shanghai

 
Making New Global Circuits in Energy and Finance: The Gulf States

 
An Old Imperial City in Today’s New East–West Geopolitics: Istanbul

 
Globalization and Concentration: The Case of Leading Financial Centers

 
Why Do Financial Centers Still Exist in the Global Digital Era?

 
In the Digital Era: More Concentration Than Dispersal

 
Conclusion: The Space Economy of Centrality

 
Notes

 
Chapter 5 Appendix

 
 
Chapter 6. The New Inequalities Within Cities
Transformations in the Organization of the Labor Process

 
The Informal Economy

 
The Earnings Distribution in a Service-Dominated Economy

 
The Birth of Global Slums

 
The Restructuring of Urban Consumption

 
Conclusion: A Widening Gap

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 7. Global Cities and Global Survival Circuits
Women in the Global Economy

 
Localizing the Global

 
The Other Workers in the Advanced Corporate Economy

 
Producing a Global Supply of the New Caretakers: The Feminization of Survival

 
Conclusion

 
Notes

 
Chapter 7 Appendix

 
 
Chapter 8. The Urbanizing of Global Governance Challenges
Cities as Frontier Spaces for Global Governance

 
Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of the Biosphere

 
When Finance Hits Urban Space

 
When Pursuing National Security Is the Making of Urban Insecurity

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 9. A New Geography of Centers and Margins
Summary and Implications

 
The Locus of the Peripheral

 
Contested Space

 
 
References and Suggested Reading
 
Index
 
About the Author

For instructors

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