Cities and Urban Life / Edition 4

Cities and Urban Life / Edition 4

by John J. Macionis
     
 

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. Primarily sociological in approach, this book incorporates historical, social psychological, geographical, and anthropological insights. While strong in the classical urban sociology,… See more details below

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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. 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. The text provides an introduction to the city, the history of cities and new trends, disciplinary perspectives, the anatomy of the city and the planning and evaluation of cities. For individuals interested in urban sociology, urban political economy and urban anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132260404
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/04/2006
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

1Exploring the city1
2The origins and development of the world's cities24
3The development of North American cities57
4Cities and suburbs of the twenty-first century92
5Urban sociology : classic and modern statements125
6Social psychology : the urban experience154
7Geography and spatial perspectives : making sense of space184
8Comparative urbanism : the city and culture211
9The new urban sociology : the city and capitalism242
10Stratification and social class : urban and suburban lifestyles274
11Race, ethnicity, and gender : urban diversity305
12Housing, education, crime : confronting urban problems340
13Cities in the developing world371
14Planning the urban environment409

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