Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernity

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This long-awaited second edition of the highly successful text on urban sociology retains the distinctive character and focus of the original, while taking fully into account recent theoretical debated and new empirical research. Expanded and thoroughly revised throughout, it incorporates the substantial new literature on urban inequality, urban culture, urban politics, and globalization.
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Overview

This long-awaited second edition of the highly successful text on urban sociology retains the distinctive character and focus of the original, while taking fully into account recent theoretical debated and new empirical research. Expanded and thoroughly revised throughout, it incorporates the substantial new literature on urban inequality, urban culture, urban politics, and globalization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333971598
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/2/2003
  • Series: Sociology for a Changing World
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Mike Savage and Alan Warde are Professors of Sociology, and Kevin Ward is Lecturer in the School of Geography, all at the University of Manchester
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 The Roots of Urban Sociology 7
2.1 The development of urban sociology 1900-30 8
2.2 The decline of urban sociology: towards the 1990s 22
2.3 Urban sociology and beyond: the new millennium 31
3 Cites and Uneven Economic Development 37
3.1 Limits to evolutionary theories of cities 38
3.2 Competing explanations of uneven development 44
4 Inequality and Social Organization in the City 70
4.1 Urban space and segregation 71
4.2 Ghettoisation 74
4.3 Suburbanisation and gentrification 82
4.4 Changing inequalities? Polarisation, exclusion and survival strategies 96
5 Perspectives on Urban Culture 106
5.1 Louis Wirth and the 'urban way of life' 107
5.2 Simmel and metropolitan culture 122
5.3 The culture of modernity 127
6 Urban Culture and the Regeneration of Urban Meaning 135
6.1 Urban meaning 135
6.2 Urban meaning and the power of 'aura' 140
6.3 Globalisation and urban meaning 146
7 Urban Politics 153
7.1 States, markets, welfare and workfare 160
7.2 Local states and economic development 169
7.3 Place, political identification and urban participation 185
8 Conclusion: Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernity 198
Bibliography 205
Index 225
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