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Social Economy of the MetropolisCognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities$
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Allen J. Scott

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199549306

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.001.0001

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Production and Work in the American Metropolis

Production and Work in the American Metropolis

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Social Economy of the Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the economic structure of American metropolitan areas, and the forms of production that contribute to its urbanization. It begins by revealing statistical points of growth and transformation of metropolitan economies, and evaluating broad occupational characteristics of metropolitan areas (with a focus on manufacturing activities). It provides analysis on cognitive-cultural economic activities (e.g., fashion industries, tourism and entertainment, hotel service, etc.) and their contributions to the economy of famous large metropolises in America, including Las Vegas, Nashville, Reno, and others.

Keywords:   American metropolis, urban areas, urban economy, manufacturing industries, economic indicators, cognitive-cultural economic activities

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