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In Gotham's Shadow: Globalization and Community Change in Central New York

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In what may be the first explicitly comparative study of the effects of globalization on metropolitan and rural communities, In Gotham s Shadow examines how three central New York communities struggled over the last half century to survive in a global economy that seems to have forgotten them. Utica, formerly a city of one hundred thousand, experienced the same trends of s ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published January 9th 2003 by State University of New York Press
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Justin  K. Rivers
Jan 09, 2011 Justin K. Rivers rated it liked it
A comprehensive analysis of the problems and the changes experienced by communities in central New York. It's a combination of sociological and historical critique. It's probably the best book on this very particular subject, but it's not without problems. The prose is clear and accessible, but not exactly artful. The issue of globalization comes in later, and I think as a concept it is somewhat nebulous.

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