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Floating City A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy

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ISBN-10: 0143125796

ISBN-13: 9780143125792

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sudhir Venkatesh

List price: $18.00
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New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York’s underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and poor that secretly weaves together the whole city.Sudhir Venkatesh, acclaimed sociologist at Columbia University and author of Gang Leader for a Day, returns to the streets to connect the dots of New York’s divergent economic worlds and crack the code of the city’s underground economy. Based on Venkatesh’s interviews with prostitutes and socialites, immigrants and academics, high end drug bosses and street-level dealers, Floating City exposes…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Sudhir Venkatesh is professor of sociology and African American studies at Columbia University and the author of the bestseller Gang Leader for a Day. His writings, stories, and documentaries have appeared in The American Prospect, and on PBS and National Public Radio's This American Life. He lives in New York City.