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Author Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi.

Title Floating city : a rogue sociologist lost and found in New York's underground economy / Sudhir Venkatesh.

Publication Info. New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    330.9747 VEN    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    330 VEN    Available
Description 287 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents When worlds collide -- New York, New York -- The shifting ground beneath your feet -- Moving on up -- Sex is a passport -- Adventures in role playing -- Boundary issues -- Exit strategies.
Summary Based on Venkatesh's interviews with New York City prostitutes and socialites, immigrants and academics, high end drug bosses and street-level dealers, "Floating City" exposes the underground as the city's true engine of social transformation and economic prosperity--revealing a wholly unprecedented vision of New York. A remarkable memoir of sociological investigation.
Subject Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi.
Informal sector (Economics) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Sociology, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 9781594204166 hardback
1594204160 hardback

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