Marseille, Port to Port

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Columbia University Press
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5.51 X 8.43 X 0.94 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
William Kornblum is professor emeritus of sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His many books include At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge (2002) and, with Stéphane Tonnelat, The International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train (Columbia, 2017).

Telling readers how to look at where they go sociologically, Kornblum creates a new kind of travel book, opening readers' eyes to what other travel books ignore.

--Howard S. Becker, author of Art Worlds

William Kornblum is the rarest of néo-Marseillais: a newcomer deeply committed to understanding the city's layered history and contradictory energies. Every page, every photo resonates with his sense of wonder and his affection for 'a city that has seen more than its share of misery and brave struggle.'

--Alice Kaplan, author of Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic
Marseille, Port to Port is an affectionate meander through Marseille, past and present, graciously informed and informative. Kornblum utilizes his well-honed ethnographic sensibilities to capture the human charms and historic urban features of his Marseille, as well as its struggles, including those of youth and poverty. This is a book that displays easy erudition and a positive esprit.--Harvey Molotch, author of Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
A captivating and thoughtful portrait of the city and its citizens.-- "France Today"