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Author Hodos, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1967-

Title Second cities : globalization and local politics in Manchester and Philadelphia / Jerome I. Hodos
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : globalization, urbanization, and the second city -- The era of second city formation, 1770-1840 -- Second city economies -- Migration patterns in second cities -- Making global culture : ideas and innovation in second cities -- Municipal foreign policy : planning for global integration -- Identity and governance in the second city -- A world of cities?
Summary Manchester, England, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are what sociologist Jerome Hodos calls second cities & mdash;viable alternatives to well-known global cities such as London and New York. In Second Cities, Hodos considers how Manchester and Philadelphia have confronted problems of globalization over the past two centuries. This thought-provoking, comparative look at these cities examines their histories, economies, migration patterns, cultural innovations, transportation planning, and self-identities. Hodos demonstrates not just how the two cities are positioned in global flows of capital, go
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-239) and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- England -- Manchester -- Case studies.
Cities and towns -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies.
Globalization -- England -- Manchester -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies.
Urbanization -- England -- Manchester -- Case studies.
Urbanization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010042419
ISBN 1439902313
143990233X (electronic bk.)
9781439902318
9781439902332 (electronic bk.)