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Being Urban A Sociology Of City Life 3rd Edition

Author : David A. Karp
ISBN : 9781440828560
Genre : Social Science
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This third edition of a classic urban sociology text examines critical but often-neglected aspects of urban life from a social-psychological theoretical perspective. • Provides a complete analysis of the important social psychological dimensions of urban life that are often overlooked • Supplies a comprehensive description of the 19th-century theoretical roots of urban sociology • Enables readers to see concretely how theories are "applied" to illuminate the operation of a range of urban cultures, processes, and structures • Considers a number of topics that are likely to resonate with readers personally, such as alternative approaches to the concept of "community," the daily organization of city life, and the phenomenon of urban tolerance of diversity • Includes an up-to-date, new chapter on the arts and urban life

Being Urban

Author : David Allen Karp
ISBN : UOM:39015019867699
Genre : Social Science
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Being Urban examines the dynamic interplay between what theoretical perceptions tell us about urban life and how ordinary people interpret and respond to the actual experience of living in cities. A major focus of inquiry is the strategies people use to create "community" in an environment where, many theorists believe, only alienation and progressive disintegration are possible. In the second edition of this important work, the authors have expanded their commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives and have also included chapters on significant topics that have been largely neglected in urban sociology. Part I provides a review of the themes of urban sociology developed by nineteenth-century classic theorists and early American social scientists. In Part II, the authors look at selected aspects of everyday city life, including the bases of community, the primacy of social interaction for an understanding of urban life, and conditions that produce the breakdown of urban tolerance for diversity of cultures and lifestyles. A new chapter in Part II studies women's experiences in cities. Part III explores institutional structures of urban life and broad patterns of cultural change, including a fascinating chapter on the distribution of power, stratification, and class structure in cities. Included in Part III is another new chapter, analyzing the role of sports in urban life. The final chapter discusses urban life in the postindustrial era, and the demographic, cultural, and historical factors that lie behind the ongoing transformation of American cities. This new edition offers a balanced treatment that avoids the anti-urban bias characteristic of much that has been written on the subject. Being Urban is appropriate for professionals and academics concerned with urban life, as well as for courses in urban sociology.

Experiencing Cities

Author : Mark Hutter
ISBN : 9781317529705
Genre : Social Science
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This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter’s academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people living in cities. This text, however, extends the Chicago School perspective by combining its traditions with a social psychological perspective derived from symbolic interaction and also with a macro-level examination of social organization, social change, stratification and power in the urban context, informed by political economy. This entirely new, 3rd Edition has a global outlook on city life, and a visual presentation unmatched among books in this genre.

Handbook Of Urban Studies

Author : Ronan Paddison
ISBN : 080397695X
Genre : Social Science
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The Handbook of Urban Studies provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date account of the urban condition, relevant to a wide readership from academics to researchers and policymakers. It provides a theoretically and empirically informed account embracing all the different disciplines contributing to urban studies. Leading authors identify key issues and questions and future trends for further research and present their findings so that, where appropriate, they are relevant to the needs of policymakers. Using the city as a unifying structure, the Handbook provides an holistic appreciation of urban structure and change, and of the theories by which we understand the structure, development and changing character

Research In Urban Sociology

Author : Mark Clapson
ISBN : 9780857243478
Genre : Social Science
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Presents contributions in comparative suburban studies for urban regions, not just in Europe and the United States but also metropolitan regions in China, India and other areas of the world. This title examines the patterns of suburban development in metropolitan regions around the globe.

Sociology

Author : Alex Thio
ISBN : 0321014669
Genre : Social Science
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With its vibrant narrative, engaging pedagogy, currency and theoretical scholarship, this text uses a wealth of multicultural and global examples to provide students with substantive coverage of sociological concepts. It integrates global analyses throughout, so that students learn to think critically about sociology as a discipline. New material on social diversity discusses differences among four cultural groups Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans on various topics, such as socialization, aging, education, economics, religion, and politics.

The Sociology Of Community Connections

Author : John G. Bruhn
ISBN : 0306486156
Genre : Psychology
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This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors, tying the concept to the various levels of human interaction, from the global to the individual.

Sociology

Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : 0205407358
Genre : Social Science
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This best-selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed down-to-earth approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life. The Seventh Edition of this highly regarded text retains all the features that have made previous editions so successful. The author has a unique ability to engage students without sacrificing content or talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text can.

Essentials Of Sociology

Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : 0205316905
Genre : Social Science
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This book places sociological questions about culture, race, and everyday life into a perspective for readers to understand.

Cities And Urban Life

Author : John J. Macionis
ISBN : 0132260409
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 80. 53 MB
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For Urban Sociology, Urban Political Economy, Urban Anthropology, and Urban Studies courses taught out of the sociology, political science and urban studies departments. 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.

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