Cities in the World-System: Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System


The contributors to this volume question the boundaries and limitations that are imposed on the study of cities by urban sociology. They pose issues from a long-term and large-scale perspective and present them in a relational framework. The book's first part deals with places outside of western Europe and with times that preceded the establishment of the European-based capitalist world-economy. The articles in part two discuss the different aspects of the concept of hegemony and the establishment of domination as these apply to cities in the world-system. In part three the focus shifts back to extra-European zones where the patterns of transformation around cities under the aegis of capitalist world-economy are examined.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Reşat Kasaba
  • Ellis Goldberg
  • Ravi Arvind Palat
  • Richard Lee
  • Sheila Pelizzon
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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