Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000: Paradigms and Personalities

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415951906
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Berry is Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas. The author of more than 500 books and articles, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the Victoria Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1988. In 1999 he become the first geographer to serve as a member of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences.
James Wheeler is Professor and Merle Punty Chair of Geography at the University of Georgia. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles. He is co-editor of the journal Urban Geography and editor of the Southeastern Geographer.
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Table of Contents

1 Urban geography in the United States : my experience of the formative years 3
2 Harris and Ullman's "the nature of cities" : the paper's historical context and its impact on further research 19
3 Diffusion of urban models : a case study 29
4 Some thoughts on the development of urban geography in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s 49
5 Geography's quantitative revolution : initial conditions, 1954-1960 : a personal memoir 63
6 Yesterday as tomorrow's song : the contribution of the 1960s "Chicago school" to urban geography 73
7 The quantitative revolution in urban geography 93
8 Pacific views of urban geography in the 1960s 105
9 Assessing the role of spatial analysis in urban geography in the 1960s 117
10 A decade of methodological and philosophical exploration 131
11 A personal history 139
12 Competing visions of the city 145
13 The comparative metropolitan analysis project 157
14 Emerging political paradigms 171
15 Introduction - the sea change of the 1980s : urban geography as if people and places matter 183
16 Urban geography in transition : a Canadian perspective on the 1980s and beyond 191
17 The challenges of research on the global network of cities 217
18 Quality-of-life research in urban geography 233
19 Coming of age : urban geography in the 1980s 265
20 Commentary : the antiurban angst of urban geography in the 1980s 279
21 Introduction : the power of culture and the culture of power in urban geography in the 1990s 287
22 The weight of tradition, the springboard of tradition : let's move beyond the 1990s 293
23 The 1990s show : culture leaves the farm and hits the streets 311
24 The Los Angeles school of urbanism : an intellectual history 327
25 Unbounding critical geographic research on cities : the 1990s and beyond 349
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