The Urban World: Eighth Edition / Edition 8

The Urban World: Eighth Edition / Edition 8

by J. John Palen
     
 

Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a 21st century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with a readable

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Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a 21st century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with a readable style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America’s leading urban sociologists, who travels the world and adds new insights gleaned firsthand to each succeeding edition of his text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594513381
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
8th ed.
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Special Sections
About the Author
Preface
Pt. 1Focus and Development1
1The Urban World2
2Emergence of Cities20
Pt. 2American Urbanization61
3The Rise of Urban America62
4Structure and Organization of American Cities89
5Urban Political Economy109
6Metropolitan and Edge-City Growth129
Pt. 3Urban and Suburban Life155
7City Life-Styles156
8Social Environment of the City: Strangers, Neighbors, Crowding, Crime, and Homelessness177
9Changing Suburbanization Patterns197
10Ethnic Diversity: Ethnics, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans232
11Women in Metropolitan Life268
Pt. 4Problems, Housing, and Planning295
12The Question of Urban Crisis296
13Housing and the Community316
14Planning in the United States and Elsewhere335
Pt. 5Worldwide Urbanization371
15Less-Developed Countries372
16Asian Urban Patterns388
17African and Middle Eastern Urbanization417
18Urbanization in Latin America444
Pt. 6Conclusion465
19Toward the Urban Future466
Bibliography487
Name Index517
Subject Index524

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