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.
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
PART I UNDERSTANDING THE CITY: ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT
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
PART II: DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
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
PART III: THE STRUCTURE OF THE CITY
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
PART IV: GLOBAL URBAN DEVELOPMENTS
Chapter 13: Cities in the Developing World
Chapter 14: Planning the Urban Environment
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