Global Cities

Global Cities

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Abrahamson's book, accessible to undergraduates with little background in sociology or social science, investigates the effect of globalizationon the world's major cities through an exploration of both the economic and cultural dimensions associated with this phenomenon. Unlike other books on the topic, Abrahamson produces a detailed and multi-faceted picture of these cities, covering leading urban centres such as London, New York, Tokyo and Paris, but also branching out to other cities in the global system.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 16mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195142047
  • 9780195142044
  • 1,643,543

Table of contents

EACH CHAPTER CONCLUDES WITH ENDNOTES ; 1. INTRODUCTION, BACKGROUND, AND PREVIEW ; Identifying global cities ; The economic and cultural background ; Cities and regions ; Appendix: The virtual workplace ; 2. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND LIFE-STYLES ; The financial services sector ; Power and oppositions ; Yuppies and dinks in gentrified areas ; International tourists and tourism ; Tourism and hyper-consumption ; Edge cities ; 3. IMMIGRATION ; Hostility and dependence ; The immigrants ; Illegal entrants ; Enclaves ; Citizenship and the nation-state ; 4. CITIES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY ; Global classifications ; Location of stock exchanges ; International banking and finance ; Multinational corporations and foreign investment ; Corporate service firms ; The economic hierarchy ; Post-script: Separating products and places ; 5. INEQUALITY ; Measuring income inequality ; Inequality in global cities ; Spatial reflections ; Global inequality ; Inequality conclusions ; Appendix: The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund ; 6. GLOBAL CULTURE AND THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES ; Globalization, culture, and identity ; Rootlessness versus multiple identities ; Cultural industries and economy ; Entertainment conglomerates ; Concluding generalizations ; 7. THE GLOBAL CULTURAL INDUSTRIES HIERARCHY ; Recorded music ; Movies ; Television ; The cultural industries hierarchy ; 8. SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ; Designating global cities ; Cities and nation-statesshow more

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