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Author Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi, author.

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

Published New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  330 VANK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 287 pages ; 25 cm
Notes 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 Informal sector (Economics) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Sociology, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 9781594204166