Brown University

Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist

by Sudhir Venkatesh
Penguin, September 2013   ISBN: 978-159420416-6
Price: $27.95

Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy

"Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy chronicles Venkatesh’s decade of discovery and loss in the shifting terrain of New York, where research subjects might disappear suddenly and new allies emerge by chance, where close friends might reveal themselves to be criminals of the lowest order. Propelled by Venkatesh’s numerous interviews and firsthand research, Floating City at its heart is a story of one man struggling to understand a complex global city constantly in the throes of becoming."--publisher description

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