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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 : 9781317529712
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

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.

The New Urban Sociology

Author : Mark Gottdiener
ISBN : 9780813349572
Genre : Social Science
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Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to the student. A thought leader in the field, the book is organized around an integrated paradigm—the sociospatial perspective—which considers the role played by social factors such as race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas. Emphasizing the importance of space to social life and real estate to urban development, the book integrates social, ecological and political economy perspectives and research through a fresh theoretical approach. With its unique perspective, concise history of urban life, clear summary of urban social theory, and attention to the impact of culture on urban development, this book gives students a cohesive conceptual framework for understanding cities and urban life. In this thoroughly revised 5th edition, authors Mark Gottdiener, Ray Hutchison, and Michael T. Ryan offer expanded discussions of created cultures, gentrification, and urban tourism, and have incorporated the most recent work in the field throughout the text. The New Urban Sociology is a necessity for all courses on the subject.


Author : Alex Thio
ISBN : 0673981118
Genre : Social Science
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Unique for its blend of style and substance, this introductory text uses a balanced and systematic application of sociological theory throughout to help students see the difference between myths and realities about society.


Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : 0205427197
Genre : Social Science
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Essentials Of Sociology

Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : 0205337139
Genre : Social Science
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Henslin's best-selling brief paperback text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed down-to-earth approach and personal writing style, which highlights the sociology of everyday life. This text is a brief version of the highly successful hardcover introductory text, Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 5/e. The essential 15 chapters cover all of the topics in the 22-chapter text, and retain the dual emphases on micro and macro (individual and structural) sociology. The author has a unique ability to engage students without talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text.

Cities And Urban Life

Author : John J. Macionis
ISBN : UOM:39015056844635
Genre : Political Science
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252 Conclusion 253 Chapter 9 The New Urban Sociology: The City and Capitalism 254 Urban Economics: The Traditional Perspective 255 Central Place Theory 255 The General Pattern of Land Use 258 Criticisms of the Basic Theory 259 Urban Areas as Theme Parks 261 Political Economy: The "New" Perspective 262 Henri Lefebvre: Redefining the Study of Cities 262 David Harvey: The Baltimore Study 263 Manuel Castells: Updating Marx 264 Allen Scott: Business Location and the Global Economy 266 John Logan and Harvey Molotch: Urban Growth Machines 267 The Global Economy 269 A World System 270 Urban Political Economy: Four Principles 275 The Urbanization of Poverty 276 The Developing World 276 The Developed World 280 Summary 283 Conclusion 284 Chapter 10 Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles 285 Urban Diversity: Multiple Views 286 Louis Wirth: Urbanism as a Way of Life 286 Herbert Gans: Urbanism as Many Ways of Life 287 Wirth and Gans: A Comparison 293 Claude Fischer: A Subcultural Theory of Urbanism 295 Life Beyond the City Limits: A Brief History of Suburbs 296 Suburbs and the Gilded Age 296 Streetcar Suburbs 297 The Arrival of the Automobile 298 The Postwar Era: 1945-1970 298 1970 to the Present 299 Suburban Lifestyles 300 The Aristocratic Life 300 The New Suburbia 301 Contemporary Suburbia: Complexity and Diversity 303 The Exurbs 305 Urban Culture and the Suburbs 308 Summary 308 Conclusion 309 Chapter 11 Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity 310 Cities and Immigrants 311 Ethnic Enclaves and Ethnic Identity 312 Ethnic Change 312 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 314 African Americans 314 Hispanic Americans 318 Asian Americans 321 Native Americans 325 Women and the City 326 Work 326 Urban Space 327 The Public Sphere 327 Early Chicago 329 The Burning and Rebuilding of Chicago 330 Jane Addams and Hull House 331 Chicago in the Early Twentieth Century 332 The Postwar Period 333 Chicago Today 335 Summary 336

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