Readings in Urban Sociology

Readings in Sociology

Author: R. E. Pahl

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483181243

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Readings in Urban Sociology covers the specialized aspect of sociology, together with an introduction designed to relate the selected Readings to the state of sociological knowledge and research in the field in question. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 12 chapters, and begins with an overview of the study of urbanization and urban sociology. The opening part describes the nature of industrial urbanism in Great Britain. This part deals with the development of British urban sociology and the idea of neighborhood community. The next part examines the distinction between ways of life in the modern city and the modern suburb. This part also looks into the context of urbanization involving population dispersal and diffusion. The closing parts provide an analysis of the urban system in terms of a conflict model and demonstrate the development of Prague's ecological structure. These parts also discuss the notion of a rural-urban continuum and the process of adjustment to an urban system in Africa. This book will prove useful to sociologists and researchers.

The Urban Sociology Reader

Author: Jan Lin,Christopher Mele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136244158

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and transnational social relations and the regulation of urban space. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty-three significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, DuBois, Zukin, Sassen, and Harvey. The 2nd edition illuminates more recent urban issues such as sprawl, sustainability, immigration and urban protest. 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, till 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.

Urban Sociology

Images and Structure

Author: William G. Flanagan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442201908

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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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.

Readings in Urban Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,Scott Campbell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781444330816

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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Updated with a majority of new readings, the Third Edition ofReadings in Urban Theory expands its focus to present themost recent developments in urban and regional theories andpolicies in a globalized world. Around 75% of the readings included are new for the thirdedition Unifies readings by an orientation toward political economy andnormative themes of social justice Expands the focus on international planning, includingglobalization and theories of development Addresses the full range of core urban theory so as to remainthe primary text in courses

Ethnography and the City

Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

Author: Richard E. Ocejo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415808375

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Previously published articles grouped by the issues they raise in matters of procedure and fieldwork, each group preceded by a chapter dealing with these issues.

Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412944732

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as a social problems or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more “user friendly” for the undergraduate student. This reader allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in sociology in the words of the original authors. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student. This series of readings has been vetted by an Advisory Board of sociology instructors to ensure quality.

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

Author: Kimberly McGann

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378713

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.

Urban Pakistan

Frames for Reading and Imagining Urbanism

Author: Khalid W. Bajwa,Ali Khan

Publisher: OUP Pakistan

ISBN: 9780199063376

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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Urban Pakistan provides an essential resource for the fields of urban studies, sociology, anthropology, history, analysis, design, planning, management and policy. It synthesises important but dispersed writings and their associated bibliographies, and identifies gaps that are patched by new works.

Readings in Kinship in Urban Society

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

Author: C. C. Harris

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483186652

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Readings in Kinship in Urban Society is a collection of articles on a specialized aspect of Sociology and Social Psychology, mainly focusing on the web of social relationships in urban setting. This book is divided into five major parts, discussing different areas of kinship in urban society. The first part examines kinship systems and the recognition of relationships, wherein certain formal characteristics of the cognatic kinship system of a rural community in Greece are featured. This book then explains the functions of kinship. Mate selection, as well as urbanization and the family, is also tackled. This text concludes by explaining a study of the family life of old people. This publication will be invaluable to anthropologists, sociologists, human ecologists, and other experts interested in studying kinship systems. Anthropology, sociology, and human ecology students will also find this book interesting and helpful.

Cities and Society

Author: Nancy Kleniewski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137339

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This distinctive anthology contains classic and first-rate contemporary writings that have had a major impact on the field of urban studies. The expert and well-known scholars who have written these essays cover central topics that have evolved over the past 25 years. Brings together 20 of the most important classic and contemporary readings on cities and society in one accessible volume Offers an international focus, as well as case studies, all by leading experts in the field Includes an analytical introduction by the editor Provides coverage of current trends, theoretical perspectives, and policy issues Features diverse topics such as space, housing, globalization, the economy, and social inequalities.

Urban Sociology

Author: Mark Abrahamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521191505

Category: Science

Page: 282

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Concise overview of the political and economic development of the world's cities, with a cultural perspective and case studies throughout, including support materials.

The New Urban Sociology

Author: Michael T. Ryan,Ray Hutchison,Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974035

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to the student. A thought leader in the field, the book is organized around an integrated paradigm?the sociospatial perspective?which considers the role played by social factors such as race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas. Emphasizing the importance of space to social life and real estate to urban development, the book integrates social, ecological and political economy perspectives and research through a fresh theoretical approach. With its unique perspective, concise history of urban life, clear summary of urban social theory, and attention to the impact of culture on urban development, this book gives students a cohesive conceptual framework for understanding cities and urban life.In this thoroughly revised 5th edition, authors Mark Gottdiener, Ray Hutchison, and Michael T. Ryan offer expanded discussions of created cultures, gentrification, and urban tourism, and have incorporated the most recent work in the field throughout the text. The New Urban Sociology is a necessity for all courses on the subject.

Readings for Sociology

Author: Garth Massey

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393938845

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

Readings in the Sociology of Religion

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

Author: Joan Brothers,A. H. Richmond

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148313637X

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Readings in the Sociology of Religion

Mapping the Social Landscape

Readings in Sociology

Author: Susan J. Ferguson

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781506368283

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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Mapping The Social Landscape is one of the most established and popular readers for Introductory Sociology. Over the course of seven editions, MH sold over 143,000 new copies. The book's 58 reading selections are arranged into eight sections that correspond to the organization of a typical Intro Sociology survey text. Susan Ferguson edits the readings and writes introductions and discussion questions for each reading. There are a small number of classic selections (Marx, Mills, Weber, Davis, etc.), modern favorites (Annette Lareau, Arlie Hochschild, Elijah Anderson), and a range of readings from younger, contemporary scholars.

Readings in Urban Analysis

Perspectives on Urban Form and Structure

Author: Robert W. Lake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351494716

Category: Architecture

Page: 341

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This important work brings together a range of perspectives in contemporary urban analysis. The field of urban analysis is characterized by the multiplicity of approaches, philosophies, and methodologies employed in the examination of urban structure and urban problems. This fragmentation of perspectives is not simply a reflection of the multifaceted and complex nature of the city as subject matter. Nor is it a function of the variety of disciplines such as geography, planning, economics, history, and sociology. Cross-cutting all of these issues and allegiances has been the emergence in recent years of a debate on fundamental issues of philosophy, ideology, and basic assumptions underlying the analysis of urban form and structure. The notion of urban analysis Robert W. Lake discusses focuses on the spatial structure of the city, its causes, and its consequences. At issue is the city as a spatial fact: a built environment with explicit characteristics and spatial dimensions, a spatial distribution of population and land uses, a nexus of locational decisions, an interconnected system of locational advantages and disadvantages, amenities and dis-amenities. Beginning with landmark articles in neo-classical and ecological theory, the reader covers the latest departures and developments. Separate sections cover political approaches to locational conflict, institutional influences on urban form, and recent Marxist approaches to urban analysis. Among the topics included are community strategies in locational conflict, the political economy of place, the role of government and the courts, institutional influences in the housing market, and the relationship between urban form and capitalist development. This is a valuable introductory text for courses in urban planning, urban geography, and urban sociology.

Readings in the Sociology of Migration

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

Author: Clifford J. Jansen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483155129

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Readings in the Sociology of Migration deals with migration as a sociological problem, with greater emphasis on internal migrations than on international migrations. Some of the problems covered by sociological inquiry in the study of migration are discussed, along with theories of migration such as the push-pull theory, differential migration, and motivation for migration. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and opens by outlining types of migration according to the professional and social composition of migrants: mass migration, economic migration from an underdeveloped country, economic emigration from an industrial country, and immigration into an industrial nation. A general typology of migration is then presented before the problem of migration in various countries such as Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United States is considered. The final chapter presents preliminary findings from a demographic and socioeconomic sample survey of the population of the metropolitan area of San Salvador, El Salvador. This monograph will be a useful resource for sociologists and policymakers concerned with migration.

The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

Author: Lisa McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077516184

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Practical Skeptic, a concise introduction to sociology, focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Lisa McIntyre's straightforward, lively style and her emphasis on critical thinking make this an engaging and user-friendly text for students of all levels. Through this conversational narrative, students are able to grasp key sociological concepts and learn the essential lesson that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.

The Sociology of Community

A Selection of Readings

Author: Colin Bell,Howard Newby

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714629707

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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First Published in 1974. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.