Cities and Urban Life

Cities and Urban Life

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For use as a core text in courses in Urban Sociology, Urban Political Economy, Urban Anthropology, and Urban Studies courses. Authored by two of the best-known textbook writers in the field, this third edition of Cities and Urban Life provides a comprehensive introduction to urban sociology, urban anthropology, and urban studies. Primarily sociological in approach, it incorporates historical, social, psychological, geographical, and anthropological insights. The text, while strongly focused on the classical theories of urban sociology, also gives extensive attention to the "new" political economy approach to urban studies, with global cities as case studies to provide more more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 176.8 x 246.4 x 29mm | 920.81g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 013111395X
  • 9780131113954

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 Spatial Perspectives: Making Sense of Space. 8. Comparative Urbanism: The City and Culture. 9. The New Urban Sociology: The City and Capitalism. IV. THE ANATOMY OF THE CITY. 10. Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles. 11. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity. 12. Housing, Education, 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. References. Photo Credits. more

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