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Urban Fortunes

The Political Economy of Place, 20th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface

John R. Logan (Author), Harvey Molotch (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 413 pages
ISBN: 9780520254282
August 2007
$34.95, £28.00
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.
John R. Logan is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Harvey L. Molotch is Professor of Sociology at New York University.
“[Logan and Molotch’s] book is one of the few that, if you read it, will inspire you to do research that may bolster or refute what they have to say. Either way, it is among a rare breed.”—Journal Of Regional Science
"Twenty years after publication, Urban Fortunes remains the best book on urban sociology around. Starting from a political economy analysis, Logan and Molotch develop a picture of the formative processes creating the contemporary American city while managing to avoid the pitfalls of determinism."—Susan Fainstein, Harvard University

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