Cities, Change and Conflict: A Political Economy of Urban Life / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
Kleniewski s text discusses the importance of cities for the economic, cultural, and political life of modern societies. The author consistently uses the political economy perspective to introduce students to the basic concepts and research in urban sociology, while also acknowledging the contributions of the human ecology perspective. Through the use of case studies, the presentation remains accessible and down-to-earth.
About the Author
Nancy Kleniewski is president of the State University of New York College at Oneonta. Her background, research, teaching, and publications focus on urban sociology and urban policy.
Table of ContentsPreface. PART I: THINKING ABOUT CITIES. 1. Examining Urban Issues. 2. Theoretical Perspectives on the City. PART II: THE CHANGING CITY: HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES. 3. Cities in World History. 4. Cities in the World Today. 5. Cities in U. S. History. 6. Cities, Suburbs, and Metropolitan Areas. PART III: CHANGE AND CONFLICT: URBAN CONFLICT: URBAN SOCIAL GROUPS. 7. Immigrants and the City. 8. African Americans and the City. 9. Social Classes and the City. 10. Women and the City. PART IV: CHANGE AND CONFLICT: URBAN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 11. The Urban Economy. 12. Urban Government. 13. Federal Urban Policy. 14. Urban Unrest and Social Control. PART V: CONCLUSION. 15. The Future of Cities and Cities of the Future.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had this book for class. It was expensive, some of the info. was interesting but I would say that professors could do better in finding a book that cost less and said more. I felt the book gave an over view rather than a greater in depth understanding of cultural, social and structural change in the city.