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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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Chiaroscuro: Social and Political Components of the Urban Process

Chiaroscuro: Social and Political Components of the Urban Process

(p.110) 6 Chiaroscuro: Social and Political Components of the Urban Process
Social Economy of the Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the social and political components of the urban process and how they affect urbanization and life in metropolitan areas. It presents facts and figures on how affluence, poverty, citizenship, and democracy affect the lifestyle in large metropolitan areas. Because of these, social stratifications and spatial segregation emerge. These patterns of social life are explained in the chapter.

Keywords:   affluence, poverty, citizenship, democracy, social stratification, spatial segregation, metropolitan areas, urbanization

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