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    The City Reader (Routledge Urban Readers (Hardcover)) (Hardback) Edited by Richard T. Legates, Edited by Frederic Stout

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    DescriptionThe fourth edition of the highly successful "The City Reader" brings together the very best of publications on the city. It includes classic writings by such authors as Lewis Mumford, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Wirth, Jane Jacobs, and Kevin Lynch meet the best contemporary writings of, among others, Sir Peter Hall, Richard Florida, Mike Davis, Michael Porter, Robert Putnam, Andrus Duany, Saskia Sassen, and Manuel Castells. New to the fourth edition are important classic writings on urban economics by Wilbur Thomson and on bosses and machines by James Bryce, Jane Addams, and William L. Riordan and new contemporary material on sustainable urban development, the creative class, metro politics, Occidentalism, Asian mega cities, and urban futurism by The Bruntland Commission, Richard Florida, Myron Orfield, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit, Aprodicio Laquian, and Joel Kotkin. Fifty-seven generous selections are included: a combination of forty-six readings from the third edition and eleven entirely new selections. Structured to aid student understanding, the anthology features main and part introductions, as well as individual introductions to the selected articles. Each selection is introduced with a brief intellectual biography and a review of the author's writings and related literature, an explanation of how the piece fits into the broader context of urban history and practice, competing ideological perspectives on the city, and the major current debates concerning race and gender, globalization, terrorism, the impact of information technology on cities, civic engagement, and postmodernism. "The City Reader" provides the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies, old and new. It is illustrated with over forty photographs and is essential reading for anyone interested in the city.


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    Title
    The City Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard T. Legates, Edited by Frederic Stout
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 632
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,678 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415770835
    ISBN 10: 0415770831
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    DC22: 307.76
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HT151 .C586 2007
    Thema V1.0: GTQ, JBSD
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    77 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables, 42 black & white halftones, 35 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    30 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard LeGates is Professor of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University. Frederic Stout is Lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University.