Urban Sociology

A Global Introduction

Author: Mark Abrahamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107649412

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This concise yet comprehensive overview of the political and economic development of the world's cities offers a unique emphasis on its cultural impacts. The book emphasizes the transition from modern (industrial) to post-modern (post-industrial) eras and its effect on established and developing global cities, and arguments are supported with case studies for each of the main concepts of urban theory and research. Mark Abrahamson analyzes contemporary global cities - ranging from Lagos to Los Angeles, Paris to Beijing - helping students relate concepts to concrete places and understand the global nature of contemporary urban development. Rigorous yet accessible, this textbook includes key learning features designed to enrich student understanding and engagement, including chapter-by-chapter glossaries, summaries, and suggestions for further reading.
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A Global Introduction

Author: John J. Macionis,Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132051583

Category: Social Science

Page: 953

View: 4317

With its international outlook and cultural diversity, this text represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide
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Cities and Urban Life

Author: John J. Macionis,Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Political Science

Page: 486

View: 2073

252 Conclusion 253 Chapter 9 The New Urban Sociology: The City and Capitalism 254 Urban Economics: The Traditional Perspective 255 Central Place Theory 255 The General Pattern of Land Use 258 Criticisms of the Basic Theory 259 Urban Areas as Theme Parks 261 Political Economy: The "New" Perspective 262 Henri Lefebvre: Redefining the Study of Cities 262 David Harvey: The Baltimore Study 263 Manuel Castells: Updating Marx 264 Allen Scott: Business Location and the Global Economy 266 John Logan and Harvey Molotch: Urban Growth Machines 267 The Global Economy 269 A World System 270 Urban Political Economy: Four Principles 275 The Urbanization of Poverty 276 The Developing World 276 The Developed World 280 Summary 283 Conclusion 284 Chapter 10 Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles 285 Urban Diversity: Multiple Views 286 Louis Wirth: Urbanism as a Way of Life 286 Herbert Gans: Urbanism as Many Ways of Life 287 Wirth and Gans: A Comparison 293 Claude Fischer: A Subcultural Theory of Urbanism 295 Life Beyond the City Limits: A Brief History of Suburbs 296 Suburbs and the Gilded Age 296 Streetcar Suburbs 297 The Arrival of the Automobile 298 The Postwar Era: 1945-1970 298 1970 to the Present 299 Suburban Lifestyles 300 The Aristocratic Life 300 The New Suburbia 301 Contemporary Suburbia: Complexity and Diversity 303 The Exurbs 305 Urban Culture and the Suburbs 308 Summary 308 Conclusion 309 Chapter 11 Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity 310 Cities and Immigrants 311 Ethnic Enclaves and Ethnic Identity 312 Ethnic Change 312 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 314 African Americans 314 Hispanic Americans 318 Asian Americans 321 Native Americans 325 Women and the City 326 Work 326 Urban Space 327 The Public Sphere 327 Early Chicago 329 The Burning and Rebuilding of Chicago 330 Jane Addams and Hull House 331 Chicago in the Early Twentieth Century 332 The Postwar Period 333 Chicago Today 335 Summary 336
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Cities and Urban Life, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: John J. Macionis,Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134377513

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 2912

For courses in Urban Sociology A comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary urban sociology. Cities and Urban Life provides an introduction to the study of urban environments around the world. Using an approach that is multidisciplinary but fundamentally sociological, authors John Macionis and Vincent Parrillo help students see how cities have evolved over time, how cities reflect culture, and where the urban story may take us next. The inclusion of the latest data and research references throughout the seventh edition, as well as updated case studies on a variety of cities, ensures that students come away with an up-to-date understanding of contemporary urban life. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.
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Urban Geography

A Global Perspective

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415343060

Category: Social Science

Page: 686

View: 9058

Arnon Medzini provides a directory of Internet resources related to the study and teaching of urban geography. The directory features sources of information on radical urban theory, definitions of the word "urban," urban ecosystems, urban development challenge, new ways of looking at cities, and more.
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Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5708

Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.
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Urban Movements in a Globalising World

Author: Pierre Hamel,Henri Lustiger-Thaler,Margit Mayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134542402

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 9517

This collection deals with the transformation of urban movements in these new social, economic and political environments.
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Contemporary Urban Sociology

Author: William G. Flanagan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521367431

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 7021

First published in 1993, this book provides an overview of issues and debates in contemporary urban sociology. It reviews critically each of the major theoretical orientations in the field, providing a brief historical introduction to each approach but emphasising the current theoretical debate. Flanagan juxtaposes the approaches of classical urbanism and urban community theory, the urban ecology approach and the postmodern approach and explains their lasting contribution to the field. Adherents of each of these methodologies contribute to debates within the field, making an overview volume all the more necessary.
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The Urban Sociology Reader

Author: Jan Lin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415323428

Category: Architecture

Page: 363

View: 7689

The urban world is a provocative terrain on which to contemplate the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed over the last 200 years. This Reader traverses this terrain through sections on urban social theory, social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and the world system and urban social movements. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, Zukin, Sassen, Smith and Castells. Selections are predominantly sociological, but some readings cross disciplinary boundaries. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, this book brings together important but, until now, widely dispersed writings. Editorial commentaries precede each entry; introducing the text, demonstrating its significance, and outlining the issues surrounding its topic, whilst the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations.
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Sociology: A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 6042

Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sociology Active Book

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130993137

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 2679

This brief paperback gives readers the concepts and background of sociology, while guiding them through an abundance of interactive features that explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and provide numerous learning opportunities. A five-part organization covers specific topics under the major headings of: The Foundations of Sociology, The Foundations of Society, Social Inequality, Social Institutions, and Social Change. For individuals interested in an introduction to sociology.
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Sociology, Global Edition

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292068264

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

View: 9717

Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Sociology, 15/e, empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them better understand their own lives. The textis written to help students find and use the science of social behavior in everyday life. John Macionis takes students step-by-step through the theories and research that make up the discipline of sociology. This narrative, along with a global perspective, makes for an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology. MySocLab is an integral part of the Macionis learning program. In concert with the main text, it helps readers build their critical thinking skills while learning the fundamentals of sociology. Engaging activities and reliable assessments provide a digital learning system that helps students succeed in the course. With MySocLab, students can watch the latest entries in the Core Concept Video Series in sociology, explore real-world data through the new Social Explorer, and develop critical thinking skills through facilitated writing activities.
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Social Problems

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131891876

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 7002

Macionis's Social Problems is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. & This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to & become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.
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Urban Sociology

Images and Structure

Author: William G. Flanagan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442201908

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

View: 8168

The fifth edition of this book extends the discussion of the challenges faced by urban sociology in the global age, while covering the issues traditionally associated with urban sociology. It presents a balanced review of the ecological perspective and the political and economic contexts of the urban environment. Topics include communities in cities, minority and ethnic groups, poverty, power, crime, cities in economic development and underdevelopment, metropolitanization and urban sprawl, and urban policy and planning. The final chapter explores the significance of cyberspace, transnationalism, and global terrorism for the future of urban sociology.
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Social Inequality

A Student's Guide

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293114

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9703

"What makes this book stand out for me is that, as well as being theoretically informed and clearly written, its structure lends itself unmistakeably to teaching... If our aim is to teach truly engaged students, it should be our job to provide truly engaging materials. This is what you will find with this particular book. It will help to inform your disciplinary teaching of social inequality across the social sciences and it will provide a solid basis for your seminar work with students." - Helen Jones, Higher Education Academy "Warwick-Booth has provided a highly readable introductory text that will be accessible to everyone interested in this area of study, and I highly recommend it for those embarking on studies of social inequality." - LSE Review of Books What is the state of social inequality today? How can you situate yourself in the debates? This is an essential book that not only introduces you to the key areas, definitions and debates within the field, but also gives you the opportunity to reflect upon the roots of inequality and to critically analyse power relations today. With international examples and a clear interdisciplinary approach throughout, the book encourages you to look at social inequality as a complex social phenomenon that needs to be understood in a global context. This book: Looks at social divisions across societies Explores global processes and changes that are affecting inequalities Discusses social inequality in relation to class, gender and race Examines current social policy approaches to explore how these relate to inequality Reflects upon the potential solutions to inequalities This engaging and accessible introduction to social inequality is an invaluable resource for students across the social sciences. Louise Warwick-Booth is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
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Social Problems

International Edition

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780136094609

Category: Social problems

Page: 566

View: 3564

For courses on Social Problems. Macionis's Social Problems is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.
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Global Gentrifications

Uneven Development and Displacement

Author: Lees, Loretta,Shin, Hyun Bang,Ernesto Lopez-Morales

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313488

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 4308

This comprehensive book uses a rich array of case studies from cities in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond to highlight the intensifying global struggle over urban space and underline gentrification as a growing and important battleground in the contemporary world.
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