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Expulsions

Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674599222

Publication: May 2014

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304 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 8 line illustrations, 36 graphs, 18 tables

Belknap Press

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Saskia Sassen’s Expulsions describes the global forces that make ever more tenuous and fragile most people’s grip on the places where they live.—Rowan Moore, The Observer

Coupled with her earlier work, this may be a paradigm breaking/making work.—Michael D. Kennedy, Contemporary Sociology

Sassen offers a clear and rather heuristic argument that we could hardly ignore in trying to make sense of dynamics of in/exclusion under global financial capitalism, their mutual connections, and their locally diverse configurations… This work has the potential to generate not only insightful reflections on large-scale hyper-concentrations of capital and related global dynamics of people and places’ expulsions, but also to engage inquiries into urban social dynamics that are invisible to macro analyses.—Giovanni Picker, Urban Studies

Once again, sociologist Sassen uses her considerable knowledge to think creatively at both the local and global levels… In place of the principle of inclusion in the pre-1980s Keynesian era, the planet is increasingly dominated by a principle of exclusion of people, land, natural resources, and water. Sassen presents a powerful conceptual analysis and an equally powerful and timely call to action.—M. Oromaner, Choice

In this intellectually audacious and persuasive book, Sassen exposes the fundamental forces at play in current forms of economic, political, and social structures. She correctly contrasts the world as most people understand it with the world as it is actually evolving, towards an extreme form of capitalism with activities that occur across international borders—to devastating effects. This is a powerful, highly relevant, and timely book.—Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Princeton University

Expulsions is original, thoughtful, evidence-based, and chillingly lucid. There is no other book like it. Its arguments on growing inequality, land grabs, financial footlooseness, and biospheric destruction are a diagnosis of our unstable and disconcerting times—a much-needed wake-up call.—Ash Amin, University of Cambridge