Synopses & Reviews
"Twenty years after publication, Urban Fortunes remains the best book on urban sociology around. Starting from a political economy analysis, Logan and Molotch develop a picture of the formative processes creating the contemporary American city while managing to avoid the pitfalls of determinism."Susan Fainstein, Harvard University
“Among a rare breed.” Journal Of Regional Science
This sociological classic is updated with a new preface by the authors looking at developments in the study of urban planning during the twenty-year life of this influential work.
About the Author
John R. Logan is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Harvey L. Molotch is Professor of Sociology at New York University.