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Cities and Urban Life, 6th Edition

By John J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 23, 2012

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A comprehensive introduction to urban sociology


Cities and Urban Life, written by two of the best-known authors in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to urban sociology, urban anthropology and urban studies.


The focus of the text is sociological, but it also incorporates research and theory from other disciplines.


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand how cities and urban life vary according to time and place
  • Understand how cities reflect society and culture
  • Use a global perspective to explore urban sociology
  • Explore how cities reflect the human condition


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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Exploring the City

Chapter 2: The Origins and Development of the World’s Cities

Chapter 3: The Development of North American Cities

Chapter 4:  Today’s Cities and Suburbs



Chapter 5: Urban Sociology: Classic and Modern Statements

Chapter 6: Spatial Perspectives: Making Sense of Space

Chapter 7: Critical Urban Sociology: The City and Capitalism

Chapter 8: Social Psychology: The Urban Experience

Chapter 9: Comparative Urbanism: The City and Culture



Chapter 10: Stratification and Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles

Chapter 11: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity

Chapter 12: Housing, Education, Crime: Confronting Urban Problems



Chapter 13: Cities in the Developing World

Chapter 14: Planning the Urban Environment



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ISBN-10: 0-205-20637-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-20637-7

Format: Book

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