Cities and Urban Life / Edition 6 by John J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo | | 9780205206377 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Cities and Urban Life / Edition 6

Cities and Urban Life / Edition 6

by John J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205206379

ISBN-13: 9780205206377

Pub. Date: 08/10/2012

Publisher: Pearson

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,

Overview

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:
9780205206377
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/10/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
127,062
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. UNDERSTANDING THE CITY.

1. Exploring the City.

II. HISTORY OF CITIES AND NEW TRENDS.

2. The Origins and Development of the World's Cities.
3. The Development of North American Cities.
4. Cities and Suburbs of the Twenty-First Century.

III. DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES.

5. Urban Sociology: The Classic Statements.
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.

10. Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles.
11. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity.
12. Housing, Education, and Crime: Confronting Urban Problems.

V. GLOBAL URBANIZATION.

13. Cities in the Developing World.

VI. THE PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF CITIES.

14. Planning the Urban Environment.

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