Cities and Urban Life

Cities and Urban Life

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For Urban Sociology, Urban Political Economy, Urban Anthropology, and Urban Studies courses. Cities and Urban Life, authored by two of the best-known textbook writers in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to urban sociology, urban anthropology, and urban studies courses. Primarily sociological in approach, this book incorporates historical, social psychological, geographical, and anthropological insights. While strong in the classical urban sociology, it also gives extensive attention to the "new" political economy approach to urban studies. Also, the authors use global cities as case studies for more relevance to students.show more

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  • Hardback | 474 pages
  • 185.9 x 241.8 x 31.5mm | 862.55g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130884162
  • 9780130884169

Table of contents

I. UNDERSTANDING THE CITY. 1. Exploring the City. II. HISTORY OF CITIES AND NEW TRENDS. 2. The Origins and Development of the World's Cities. 3. The Development of North American Cities. 4. Cities and Suburbs of the Twenty-First Century. III. DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES. 5. Urban Sociology: The Classic Statements. 6. Social Psychology: The Urban Experience. 7. Geography and Ecology: Making Sense of Space. 8. Urban Anthropology: The City and Culture. 9. Structural Imperatives: Urban Political Economy. IV. THE ANATOMY OF THE CITY. 10. Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles. 11. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity. 12. Housing, Education, and Crime: Confronting Urban Problems. V. GLOBAL URBANIZATION. 13. Cities in the Developing World. VI. THE PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF CITIES. 14. Planning the Urban Environment.show more

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