Urban Sociology

Author: William G. Flanagan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742561762
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fifth edition of this book extends the discussion of the challenges faced by urban sociology in the global age, while covering the issues traditionally associated with urban sociology. It presents a balanced review of the ecological perspective and the political and economic contexts of the urban environment. Topics include communities in cities, minority and ethnic groups, poverty, power, crime, cities in economic development and underdevelopment, metropolitanization and urban sprawl, and urban policy and planning. The final chapter explores the significance of cyberspace, transnationalism, and global terrorism for the future of urban sociology.

Urban Sociology Images and Structure

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497019982
Format: PDF
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Urban Sociology, Images and Structure. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Urban Tradition in Sociology, Community and the City, Ethnicity and Minority/Majority Relations in Urban Studies, and Patterns and Consequences of Urbanization in Poor Countries plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Urban Sociology Images and Structure

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497051088
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Facts101 series gives the reader all of the facts, persons, places, things, and concepts that they might be tested on from the textbook Urban Sociology : Images and Structure written in an easy to understand format. Preparing for a test has never been easier.

The Urban Sociology Reader

Author: Jan Lin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415323428
Format: PDF, ePub
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The urban world is a provocative terrain on which to contemplate the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed over the last 200 years. This Reader traverses this terrain through sections on urban social theory, social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and the world system and urban social movements. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, Zukin, Sassen, Smith and Castells. Selections are predominantly sociological, but some readings cross disciplinary boundaries. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, this book brings together important but, until now, widely dispersed writings. Editorial commentaries precede each entry; introducing the text, demonstrating its significance, and outlining the issues surrounding its topic, whilst the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations.

Contemporary Urban Sociology

Author: William G. Flanagan
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521367431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1993, this book provides an overview of issues and debates in contemporary urban sociology. It reviews critically each of the major theoretical orientations in the field, providing a brief historical introduction to each approach but emphasising the current theoretical debate. Flanagan juxtaposes the approaches of classical urbanism and urban community theory, the urban ecology approach and the postmodern approach and explains their lasting contribution to the field. Adherents of each of these methodologies contribute to debates within the field, making an overview volume all the more necessary.

The Sociology of Space

Author: Martina Löw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349695688
Format: PDF
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In this book, the author develops a relational concept of space that encompasses social structure, the material world of objects and bodies, and the symbolic dimension of the social world. Löw’s guiding principle is the assumption that space emerges in the interplay between objects, structures and actions. Based on a critical discussion of classic theories of space, Löw develops a new dynamic theory of space that accounts for the relational context in which space is constituted. This innovative view on the interdependency of material, social, and symbolic dimensions of space also permits a new perspective on architecture and urban development.

Readings in Urban Sociology

Author: R. E. Pahl
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483181243
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Readings in Urban Sociology covers the specialized aspect of sociology, together with an introduction designed to relate the selected Readings to the state of sociological knowledge and research in the field in question. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 12 chapters, and begins with an overview of the study of urbanization and urban sociology. The opening part describes the nature of industrial urbanism in Great Britain. This part deals with the development of British urban sociology and the idea of neighborhood community. The next part examines the distinction between ways of life in the modern city and the modern suburb. This part also looks into the context of urbanization involving population dispersal and diffusion. The closing parts provide an analysis of the urban system in terms of a conflict model and demonstrate the development of Prague's ecological structure. These parts also discuss the notion of a rural-urban continuum and the process of adjustment to an urban system in Africa. This book will prove useful to sociologists and researchers.

Urban Outcasts

Author: Loïc Wacquant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745657478
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Breaking with the exoticizing cast of public discourse and conventional research, Urban Outcasts takes the reader inside the black ghetto of Chicago and the deindustrializing banlieue of Paris to discover that urban marginality is not everywhere the same. Drawing on a wealth of original field, survey and historical data, Loïc Wacquant shows that the involution of America's urban core after the 1960s is due not to the emergence of an 'underclass', but to the joint withdrawal of market and state fostered by public policies of racial separation and urban abandonment. In European cities, by contrast, the spread of districts of 'exclusion' does not herald the formation of ghettos. It stems from the decomposition of working-class territories under the press of mass unemployment, the casualization of work and the ethnic mixing of populations hitherto segregated, spawning urban formations akin to 'anti-ghettos'. Comparing the US 'Black Belt' with the French 'Red Belt' demonstrates that state structures and policies play a decisive role in the articulation of class, race and place on both sides of the Atlantic. It also reveals the crystallization of a new regime of marginality fuelled by the fragmentation of wage labour, the retrenchment of the social state and the concentration of dispossessed categories in stigmatized areas bereft of a collective idiom of identity and claims-making. These defamed districts are not just the residual 'sinkholes' of a bygone economic era, but also the incubators of the precarious proletariat emerging under neoliberal capitalism. Urban Outcasts sheds new light on the explosive mix of mounting misery, stupendous affluence and festering street violence resurging in the big cities of the First World. By specifying the different causal paths and experiential forms assumed by relegation in the American and the French metropolis, this book offers indispensable tools for rethinking urban marginality and for reinvigorating the public debate over social inequality and citizenship at century's dawn.

Urban Sociology

Author: N. Jayapalan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126900879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Book Provides The Readers A Clear Picture About The Definition, Origin, Scope, Value And Methods Of Urban Sociology In Simple, Plain And Lucid Language. The Book Deals With Issues Like Origin And Growth Of Cities, The Process Of Urban Development, Urban Social Theories, Characteristics Of Urban Society, Types Of Cities, Urban Ecology, The Urban Family, Cultural, Social And Political Aspect Of Urban Life, Urbanisation And Industrialisation And Its Consequencies, Overcrowding And Other Problems, Juvenile Delinquency, Urban Alcoholism And Drug Addiction, Urban Stratification, Status And Mobility, Problem Of Beggary, Poverty, Unemployment, Transport And Traffic, Labour Problems, Housing And Slums And Urban Social Welfare In India. The Last Three Chapters I.E., Urban Outlook And Social Change, Urban Planning And Community Organisation Have Been Beautifully Explained.The Book Would Be Of Great Value For The Students As Well As The Teachers. Even Laymen Would Enjoy Reading The Book Because Of Its Simple Style.