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The New Urban Sociology / Edition 3
     

The New Urban Sociology / Edition 3

by Mark Gottdiener, Ray Hutchison
 

ISBN-10: 0813343186

ISBN-13: 9780813343181

Pub. Date: 01/04/2006

Publisher: Westview Press


Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to the student. A thought leader in the field, the book is organized around an integrated paradigm—the sociospatial perspective—which considers the role played by social factors such

Overview


Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to the student. A thought leader in the field, the book is organized around an integrated paradigm—the sociospatial perspective—which considers the role played by social factors such as race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas. Emphasizing the importance of space to social life and real estate to urban development, the book integrates social, ecological and political economy perspectives and research through a fresh theoretical approach. With its unique perspective, concise history of urban life, clear summary of urban social theory, and attention to the impact of culture on urban development, this book gives students a cohesive conceptual framework for understanding cities and urban life.

In this thoroughly revised 5th edition, authors Mark Gottdiener, Ray Hutchison, and Michael T. Ryan offer expanded discussions of created cultures, gentrification, and urban tourism, and have incorporated the most recent work in the field throughout the text. The New Urban Sociology is a necessity for all courses on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343181
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Fifth Edition

1 THE NEW URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Urban Regions
Defining the Metropolitan Region
Megacities around the world
A New Approach to Urban Sociology
Global Capitalism and the Metropolis
Structural Factors in Urban Development
The Importance of Culture in Metropolitan Life
The Sociospatial Approach
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

2 THE ORIGINS OF URBAN LIFE
Ancient Urbanization
Classical Cities
Urbanization after AD 1000
The Medieval Order and the Renaissance City
Capitalism and the Rise of the Industrial City
Summary
Key Concepts
Important Names
Discussion Questions

3 THE RISE OF URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Georg Simmel on the City
Louis Wirth and Urbanism as a Way of Life
The Chicago School of Urban Sociology
From Human Ecology to Urban Ecology
Summary
Key Concepts
Important Names
Discussion Questions

4 CONTEMPORARY URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Political Economy and the City: Classic Approaches
The Revival of Urban Political Economy: Henri Lefebvre
Class Conflict Theories: Gordon, Storper and Walker
Capital Accumulation Theory
Approaches by Urban Sociologists: The Growth Machine vs. The Sociospatial Perspective
Real Estate and Government Intervention
Semiotics and Urban Culture
The Global Economy
Summary: The Sociospatial Perspective
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

5 URBANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES
The Stages of Urban Growth
The Colonial Period: 1630 to 1812
The Era of Industrial Expansion: 1812 to 1920
The Rise of the Metropolis: 1920 -60
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

6 SUBURBANIZATION, GLOBALIZATION AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE MULTI- CENTERED REGION
Deindustrialization and Globalization: Processes That Have Changed Both Cities and Suburbs Since the 1960s
Globalization and Uneven Development
How De-industrialization and Globalization affected suburbs
Beyond Suburbia: The Emergence of the Multinucleated Region
Recent Trends in Metropolitan Regions
The Shift to the Sun Belt
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

7 PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLES IN THE METROPOLIS: URBAN AND SUBURBAN CULTURE
Class Differences and Spatial Location
Women, Gender Roles, and Space
Gay and Lesbian Communities and Urban Life
The City as a Special Place: Nightlife , Urban Culture, and Regeneration of Downtowns
Urban Culture and City Revitalization
Ethnicity and Immigration
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Across the Metropolis
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

8 NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES
The Search for Community
The Social Survey
The Community Study
Network Analysis: Does Location Matter?
Mental Maps and Semiotics in Urban Space
Behavior in Public Space
Neighborhood and Community
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

9 METROPOLITAN PROBLEMS—Racism, Poverty, Crime, and Housing
The Sociospatial Approach to Social Problems
Racism and Poverty
Increasing Income Inequality, Unemployment and Poverty
The Housing Crisis and the Failure of Society to Provide Adequate Affordable Housing
Homelessness
Crime
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

10 URBANIZATION IN DEVELOPED NATIONS
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Japan
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

11 URBANIZATION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
Changing Perspectives on Urbanization
The Demographic Transition
Primate City Development Patterns
Shantytown Development
The Informal Economy and Coping Strategies
Urban Social Movements and Politics
Patterns of Urbanization
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

12 METROPOLITAN PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Sprawl
A Short History of Metropolitan Planning
The Sociology of Land-Use Planning
Utopian Schemes: Howard, Le Corbusier and Wright
Planning Critics: Jacobs and Krier
Other Trends in Planning Today
Environmental Issues
Summary
Key Concepts
Important Names
Discussion Questions

13 METROPOLITAN SOCIAL POLICY
The Tragedy of the Commons
Urban Policy: The Political Debate
Uneven Development and Urban Policy
Urban Policy
Privatism and Issues of Social Justice
The Crisis of Local and State Government
Regional Governance
Summary
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

14 THE FUTURE OF URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Understanding Our New Urban World
Urban Structure and Urban Culture
The Future of the City
The Future of the Urban Inquiry
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions

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