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Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Allen J. Scott


This book is about the renaissance of cities in the 21st century and their increasing role as centers of creative economic activity. It attempts to put some conceptual and descriptive order around issues of urbanization in the contemporary world, emphasizing the idea of the social economy of the metropolis, which is to say, a view of the urban organism as an intertwined system of social and economic life played out through the arena of urban space. The book opens with a review of some essentials of urban theory. It aims to re-articulate the urban question in a way that is relevant to city life ... More

Keywords: urbanization, social economy, metropolis, urban space, urban theory, urban economy, social stratification, elite worker, proletariat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199549306
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allen J. Scott, author
Distinguished Professor, Department of Public Policy and Department of Geography, UCLA