Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place

Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place

by John R. Logan, Harvey Molotch

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This sociological classic is updated with a new preface by the authors looking at developments in the study of urban planning during the twenty-year life of this influential work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520063419
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/09/1988
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 383
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

John R. Logan is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Harvey L. Molotch is Professor of Sociology at New York University.

Table of Contents

1. The Social Construction of Cities
2. Places as Commodities
3. The City as a Growth Machine
4. Homes: Exchange and Sentiment in the Neighborhood
5. How Government Matters
6. Overcoming Resistance to Value-free Development
7. The Dependent Future

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"Among a rare breed."—Journal of Regional Science

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