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New World Cities: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas

John Tutino and Martin V. Melosi

Abstract

For millennia, urban centers were pivots of power and trade that ruled and linked rural majorities. After 1950, explosive urbanization led to unprecedented urban majorities around the world. That transformation—inextricably linked to rising globalization—changed almost everything for nearly everybody: production, politics, and daily lives. In this book, seven eminent scholars look at the similar but nevertheless divergent courses taken by Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Houston in the twentieth century, attending to the challenges of rapid growth, the gain ... More

Keywords: urbanization, globalization, power, popular politics, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Los Angeles, Houston

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469648750
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648750.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Tutino, editor
Georgetown University

Martin V. Melosi, editor
University of Houston

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