Cities and Urban Life / Edition 6by John J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo
Pub. Date: 08/10/2012
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.
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Table of Contents
I. UNDERSTANDING THE CITY.
II. HISTORY OF CITIES AND NEW TRENDS.
3. The Development of North American Cities.
4. Cities and Suburbs of the Twenty-First Century.
III. DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES.
6. Social Psychology: The Urban Experience.
7. Geography and Ecology: Making Sense of Space.
8. Urban Anthropology: The City and Culture.
9. Structural Imperatives: Urban Political Economy.
IV. THE ANATOMY OF THE CITY.
11. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity.
12. Housing, Education, and Crime: Confronting Urban Problems.
V. GLOBAL URBANIZATION.
VI. THE PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF CITIES.
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