The Urban World: Eighth Edition / Edition 8

The Urban World: Eighth Edition / Edition 8

by J. John Palen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594513384

ISBN-13: 9781594513381

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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:
Taylor & Francis
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

Part I: Focus and Development
Chapter 1: The Urban World Chapter 2: The Emergence of Cities

Part II: American Urbanization
Chapter 3: The Rise of Urban America Chapter 4: Ecology and Political Economy Perspectives Chapter 5: Metro and Edge City Growth Chapter 6: The Suburban Era

Part III: Metropolitan Life
Chapter 7: Urban Lifestyles Chapter 8: The Social Environment of Metro Areas: Strangers, Crowding, Homelessness, and Crime Chapter 9: Diversity: Women, Ethnics, and African Americans Chapter 10: Diversity: Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans

Part IV: Metro Issues, Housing, Sprawl, and Planning
Chapter 11: Cities and Change Chapter 12: Housing Policies, Sprawl, and Smart Growth Chapter 13: Planning, New Towns, and New Urbanism

Part V: Worldwide Urbanization
Chapter 14: Developing Countries Chapter 15: Asian Urban Patterns Chapter 16: African and Latin American Urbanization Chapter 17: Conclusion: Toward the Urban Future

Name Index Subject Index About the Author

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