Urban Life and Society

Urban Life and Society : Past Present Future

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For Urban Sociology, Urban Political Economy, Urban Anthropology, and Urban Studies courses in Departments of Sociology, Urban Studies, Political Science, Urban Planning, Geography, and Public Policy. Urban Life and Society is a comprehensive and readable overview of the entire field of urban sociology. It provides a very well balanced introduction to all of the major approaches and perspectives. The book pays homage to the traditional "classic" works in the field, while also focusing on some of the most recent theoretical and empirical work available.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 168.7 x 284 x 24.1mm | 830.09g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Special ed.
  • 0130216054
  • 9780130216052

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND EARLY URBANIZATION. 1. Urban Sociology as a Field of Study. 2. The Origins and Early Development of Cities. 3. The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on City Life. PART II: BASIC FORMS OF URBAN LIFE IN THE MODERN METROPOLIS. 4. The Metropolitan Revolution: Cities and Suburbs. 5. Neighborhoods, Networks, and Associations. 6. Social-Psychological and Cultural Dimensions of Urban Life. PART III: URBAN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 7. Urban Economic Institutions. 8. Urban Political Institutions. 9. Welfare and Education as Emergent Urban Institutions. 10. The Impact of Urbanization on Religion and the Family. PART IV: PERSISTENT URBAN SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 11. Urban Patterns of Social Stratification. 12. Urban Crime. 13. Problems of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Urban America. PART V: URBAN PLANNING, SOCIAL POLICY, AND THE URBAN FUTURE. 14. Urban Planning and Development. 15. The Future of American Urban Life and Urban Social Policy. 16. World Urbanization and Globalization.show more