Urban Sociology

Urban Sociology

by R.N. Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415418232

ISBN-13: 9780415418232

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book offers a coherant theoretical introduction to urban sociology. Based on the urban theory of Louis Wirth, it systematically examines Wirth's principal ideas in the contexts of pre-industrial cities, industrial cities and bureaucracies. Morris discusses conditions for the emergence of cities and for industrialization. He relates organisational and

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This book offers a coherant theoretical introduction to urban sociology. Based on the urban theory of Louis Wirth, it systematically examines Wirth's principal ideas in the contexts of pre-industrial cities, industrial cities and bureaucracies. Morris discusses conditions for the emergence of cities and for industrialization. He relates organisational and ecological accounts of the city and considers the contributions of each. Bureaucracy appears as a peculiarly urban form of organisation: its ecological and social characteristics are examined in an original manner and with considerable insight so as to illustrate and modify the propositions derived from Wirth's theory. The book concludes with a comprehensive evaluation of Wirth and his critics.

This book was first published in 1968.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415418232
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: The City
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. 'Urbanism as a way of life': The urban theory of Louis Wirth

2. The pre-industrial city

3. Wirth's theory and the industrial city

4. Ecological processes in the city

5. Bureaucracy in urban-industrial societies

6. Wirth's theory of urbanism: an overall evaluation

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