New York and Los Angeles: Politics, Society, and Culture--A Comparative View
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New York and Los Angeles: Politics, Society, and Culture--A Comparative View

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No two cities are more symbolic of the modern American metropolis than New York and Los Angeles. But while New York boasts a recently revitalized urban center, Los Angeles is the classic example of sprawl and decentralization, with multiple clusters of economic and social activity dispersed throughout its surrounding area.

This volume presents advanced studies that consider...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published August 15th 2003 by University Of Chicago Press
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Angela
I'm taking a course from this book's editor; I'm hoping he will be the external member of my doctoral committee. He's a sweet British sociologist with a commanding mastery of technology (something that cannot be said of many profs) and he concentrates on urban aesthetics. So far I've only read the intro (by Halle, pronounced like "valley" just as with the comet of my youth) but other articles by experts of various topics look cool too. I'll let you know.

Dr. Halle, by the way, is a typically wit...more
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Dig deeper under these two cities and learn what makes them tick from local politics, crime, art or culture.. Its all here.. Some chapters get dry with tons of statistics, while others enlighten with changes like how Harlem is now in its next make-over... Or how suburb people are re-entering the city.. Okay unless you really dig Sociology its not that great.. But hey its all written by the top professors in their fields..
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