Cities in a World Economy by Saskia SassenThis was a great and interesting book that explained the global economy and the role of major cities in a very rational manner. I also greatly appreciated the final chapters that talked about inequity, the environment, and women, which gave the book a slightly more narrative feel, compared to the overly technical first half of the book.
Overall, I found the book very informative, in terms of how global cities are becoming specialized, but within a financial industry. The world is not flat, and geography does matter.
I recommend this book for people interested in the role of cities, however, the writing is very uninteresting. At times, my eyes would glaze over, and I would have to reread a paragraph over and over again, not because I didnt get it, but because the writing was stale.
In terms of content, I would give this book 4 stars, in terms of writing, 3 stars.
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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. Should you need additional information or have questions regarding the HEOA information provided for this title, including what is new to this edition, please email sageheoa sagepub.
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