The Global City: Enabling Economic Intermediation and Bearing its Costs

@article{Sassen2016TheGC,
  title={The Global City: Enabling Economic Intermediation and Bearing its Costs},
  author={S. Sassen},
  journal={Urban & Transnational Anthropology eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
  • S. Sassen
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Urban & Transnational Anthropology eJournal
  • Contesting the widespread notion in the 1980s that place no longer mattered to highly digitized economic sectors turned out to be the first step towards conceptualizing the Global City function. It became an effort to detect a new, somewhat elusive formation deep inside major cities. Then came 8 years of endless data analyses and exciting fieldwork. My basic mode was discovery, not replication. What was the combination of elements that might produce this ironic outcome: the fact that the most… CONTINUE READING

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