All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionUpstate New York is in a malaise. This husband and wife team of sociologists, Alexander Thomas and Polly Smith, wanted to kw why. They take the reader on a tour of New York in order to diagse the problems affecting the state and what can be done to address the issues. New York was built on the strengths of its strategic location and growing population to become the 'Empire State' during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But a combination of unfortunate decisions and the creation of new techlogies in which New York was more competitive than other states translated into New York losing its dominant position in the world ecomy. The result has been several decades of deindustrialization and population loss. This book includes recommendations for ideas that can be further developed by the public.
- Author BiographyAlexander R. Thomas is associate professor of sociology at SUNY College at Oneonta, New York. He is the author of In Gotham's Shadow: Globalization and Community Change in Central New York and Gilboa: New York's Quest for Water and the Destruction of a Small Town. Polly J. Smith is assistant professor of sociology at Utica College, New York. She is the author of The Impact of Military Desegregation on Segregation Patterns in American Cities and co-author (with Alexander R. Thomas) of Spotlight on Social Research.
- Author(s)Alexander R. Thomas,Polly J. Smith
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication26/02/2009
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight240 g
- Width154 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $192.00Trending at AU $201.92
- AU $67.99Trending at AU $70.91
- AU $73.99Trending at AU $79.14
- AU $78.00Trending at AU $84.09
- AU $64.76Trending at AU $68.94
- AU $76.88Trending at AU $78.43
- AU $108.88Trending at AU $111.46
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.