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Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen is a sociologist and economist, although her training also includes philosophy. She currently works as a sociology teacher at Chicago University and the London School of Economics. Her prolific written work is centered on the mobilization of capital and the work force in a globalized world. The analyses of the impact that these phenomena have had on cities have made Saskia Sassen an essential point of reference for Anglo-Saxon urban sociology. To her we owe the identification and description of the phenomenon in The Global City.


  • SASSEN, Saskia. The global city. New York, London, Tokyo: Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1991.


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