Understanding the Urban

Understanding the Urban

by David Byrne


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333724293
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/13/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

DAVID BYRNE is Reader in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Durham. He has worked both as an academic and in community research and his main intellectual interest is in the development of complexity theory as a method of understanding the social world in order to change it.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- The City at the Beginning of a New Millennium.- The Genesis and the Implications of the Postindustrial City.- Locality and Community: the Significance of Place.- Grounding the Global: Cities in a World System.- The Divided City: the Ecology of Postindustrial Places.- Culture and the Urban: Commodity, Understanding and Resource.- The Production and Reproduction of the Built Environment.- Politics and Governance in Urban Places.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.

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Well-argued and written in an accessible style, Understanding the Urban would be a useable undergraduate text in urban studies, sociology, human geography, and other disciplines.' - Contemporary Sociology

This volume brings together interesting reflexive arguments on how analysts come to know and act on the city.' - Choice

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