Urban Social Geography: An Introduction / Edition 4

Urban Social Geography: An Introduction / Edition 4

by Paul Knox, Steven Pinch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582381193

ISBN-13: 9780582381193

Pub. Date: 10/12/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

A fully updated new edition of Urban Social Geography that takes account of recent developments in the field, but retains those elements of the book that serve as the basic elements of undergraduate courses. Additional chapters on gender, sexuality and disability enhance the appeal of the book, whilst the existing chapters are all revised to take account of new

Overview

A fully updated new edition of Urban Social Geography that takes account of recent developments in the field, but retains those elements of the book that serve as the basic elements of undergraduate courses. Additional chapters on gender, sexuality and disability enhance the appeal of the book, whilst the existing chapters are all revised to take account of new work on issues such as identity, consumption and social polarization.

In recent years traditional spatial mapping approaches in geography have been subject to extensive critique. It has been argued that they perpetuate the idea of an objective neutral gaze upon cities which conceals a wide range of assumptions about urban life. This new edition will take account of this recent critical work whilst at the same time presenting some of the well-established approaches, so that the student can be well-informed about all the issues.

The result is a topical book that is clear and accessible for students. It has an open, questioning, non-dogmatic approach that attempts to engage students of all political persuasions.

Paul Knox is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech; Steven Pinch is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Southampton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582381193
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/12/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Social Geography and the Sociospatial Dialectic; Patterns of Sociospatial Differentiation 2. Economic Base of City Life (NEW) 3. Spatial and Institutional Frameworks 4. Structures of Building 5. Provision and the Social Production of the Urban Environment 6. Social Dimensions of Modern Urbanism 7. Gender and the City (NEW) 8. Sexuality and the City (NEW) 9. Ethnicity and the City 0. Disability and the City (NEW) 11. Neighbourhood and the Social Construction of Place 12. Environment and Behaviour in Urban Settings 13. Residential Mobility and the Neighbourhood 14. Urban Change and Conflict

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