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Floating City : Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York, Paperback / softback Book

Floating City : Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York Paperback / softback

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After his insider's study of Chicago crack gangs electrified the academy, Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh spent a decade immersed in New York's underbelly, observing the call girls, drug dealers, prostitutes and other strivers that make up this booming underground economy.

Amidst the trust-funder cocktail parties, midtown strip clubs, and immigrant-run sex shops, he discovers a surprisingly fluid and dynamic social world - one that can be found in global cities everywhere.

Floating City is Venkatesh's journey through the 'vast invisible continent' of New York's underground economy - a thriving yet largely unseen world that exists in parallel to our own.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9780141977393

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