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The New Urban Sociology

Author: Mark Gottdiener,Ray Hutchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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Previous ed.: Boston, Mass.: McGraw Hill, 2000.

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.

The New Urban Sociology

Author: Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070239128

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Written from a postmodernist perspective, this work considers urban regions as built environments and goes beyond traditional social variables to examine economic and political dimensions of urban development. The text has a global outlook and takes a balanced approach to cities and suburbs. It introduces the paradigm - social-spatial perspective - to urban sociology, which is used to consider the role played by spacial considerations, such as the role of real estate in metropolitan development. Race, class and gender are dealt with in a balanced way.

Planet der Slums

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936569

Category: City and town life

Page: 247

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Mike Davis konstatiert in diesem ambitionierten und verstörenden Buch eine" Kopernikansche Wende"der menschlichen Siedlungsgeschichte. Denn nie zuvor überstieg der Anteil der Stadtbevölkerung den Anteil der auf dem Land Wohnenden und nie zuvor sah sich eine ungeheure Anzahl von über einer Milliarde Menschen gezwungen, ihr Überleben in Armut, im Schmutz der Müllhalden, ohne (sauberes) Wasser, ohne Toiletten, ohne irgendeine Art der Gesundheits- oder Sozialversorgung zu organisieren. Die Megaslums des" Südens"sind Ausdruck einer im höchsten Maße ungleichen und instabilen urbanen Welt. Hier treffen die sozialen Fronten der Globalisierung in radikaler Weise aufeinander.

The New Urban Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 147841734X

Category: Education

Page: 46

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The New Urban Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Humans of New York

Die besten Storys

Author: Brandon Stanton

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 395971033X

Category: Photography

Page: 428

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Der Fotograf Brandon Stanton begann im Sommer 2010 das ehrgeizige Projekt, ein fotografisches Porträt von New York City zu erschaffen. Aus den daraus entstandenen Fotos und Interviews wurde der Blog Humans of New York mit aktuell über 14 Millionen Fans auf Facebook. Das 2013 veröffentlichte Buch Humans of New York, das auf dem Blog basierte, schoss sofort an die Spitze der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und blieb dort für über 45 Wochen. Nun ist Brandon Stanton zurück, mit dem Buch, auf das alle gewartet haben: Humans of New York: Die besten Storys. Seit Stanton angefangen hatte, Menschen in den Straßen von New York zu interviewen, war der Dialog mit ihnen genauso detailliert, faszinierend und bewegend gewesen wie die Fotos selbst. Humans of New York: Die besten Storys zeigt völlig neue Personen in großartigen Fotos mit längeren, tiefergehenden Geschichten, die mit noch mehr Offenheit überraschen und uns aufs Neue erstaunen.

The Urban Sociology Reader

Author: Jan Lin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415323428

Category: Architecture

Page: 363

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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.

The New Urban Paradigm

Critical Perspectives on the City

Author: Joe R. Feagin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847684991

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 1814

As economic, political, and cultural centers, cities are at the heart of most contemporary societies, as they have been for millennia. In spite of the Cassandras who periodically lament their demise or imminent death, cities have a way of coming back from their low points of surviving economic crises, outmigration, and vexing social dilemmas. Today, many large US cities once thought to be dying have rebounded not only because of economic restructuring or high-tech industries but also because of the vigor of new migrants coming into the urban system. Significantly, the ongoing boom-bust cycles in the cities are linked ultimately to major decisions made by those at the helm of the now globalized system of contemporary capitalism. In this book, Joe R. Feagin assesses urban questions from the 'new urban sociology' perspective that has developed since the 1980s. One of the leading figures in this tradition of thought, Feagin places class and racial domination at the heart of the analysis of city life, change, and development. His approach takes into account political-economic histories and the rise and fall of their social institutions; the character and impact of their underlying systems of capitalism, racism, and patriarchy; and how these dynamics play out in the everyday lives of contemporary urbanites. Framing urban questions this way not only puts the actions of elites at the forefront of analysis, but also raises questions about their ill-gotten privileges. It features the historical conditions and institutions that protect class and racial privileges making it clear why people in cities rebel and why we as social scientists must take a lesson from these urban rebellions, focusing future research on large-scale urban transformation."

The Sociology of Community Connections

Author: John G. Bruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486166

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 1189

"This graduate-level text explains how our early connections and attachments are formed and discusses past and present conceptions of community. The Sociology of Community Connections is highly recommended for classes in sociology, social work, social and cultural anthropology, community psychology, communications, criminal justice, and urban planning."--BOOK JACKET.

Cities in stress

a new look at the urban crisis

Author: Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803925762

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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Cities in Stress represents a significant departure from previous research on urban decline and restructuring. Challenging conventional wisdom from both left and right, and including a chapter on Britain, the contributors to this volume seek to advance our theoretical understanding of the nature, dynamics and significance of the urban crisis. Through detailed case studies of adjustments made in urban policy in response to the the social and fiscal strains of the 1970s, they reconsider the relationship between urban crisis and recovery.

The New Urban Frontier

Urbanisation and City-building in Australasia and the American West

Author: Lionel Frost

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868402680

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Explores changes in city density by comparing Melbourne, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Auckland and other new frontier cities. Includes a new interpretation of the effect of development on problems faced by frontier cities, and a detailed bibliography. The author lectures on economics and economic history at La Trobe University.

The Emergence of a New Urban China

Insiders' Perspectives

Author: Zai Liang,Steven Messner,Cheng Chen,Youqin Huang

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739170120

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 6259

This book provides first-hand, insiders’ perspectives on urban issues in China, aiming to provide a theoretically informed and empirically rich discussion of the new social landscape of contemporary urban China. Focusing on, but not limiting its scope to southern China, this volume’s rich ethnographic research and advanced survey-based quantitative analysis will appeal to students of urban issues in contemporary China, as well as the broader scholarly communities of area studies, urban studies, and urban sociology.

Changing Cities

Urban Sociology

Author: Janet L. Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Urban.

Page: 430

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Key Concepts in Urban Studies

Author: Mark Gottdiener,Leslie Budd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184860050X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 6852

The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Urban Studies: • Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies • Offers concise discussions of concepts ranging from community, neighbourhood, and the city to globalization, the New Urbanism, feminine space, and urban problems • Constitutes a re-examination of the key ideas in the field • Is illustrated throughout with international examples • Provides an essential reference guide for all students and teachers across the urban disciplines within sociology, political science, planning and geography.

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.

Urban Sociology

Images and Structure

Author: William G. Flanagan

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

View: 3383

Urban Sociology provides a balanced framework for the study of the field by evaluating and integrating both ecological and political economic perspectives and examining the experiential aspect of political and economic life in cities. This book emphasizes how the urban environment shapes (rather than simply provides a backdrop for) ethnic and minority group processes, the formation of community, the political process, and criminal behavior. For anyone with an interest in sociology.

Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds

Local Solidarity in a Global Economy

Author: Lowell Turner,Daniel B. Cornfield

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501726684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 8523

Introducing the role of urban social context in the field of labor revitalization, this book features global case studies in which strong coalitions have enabled new union influence as well as those in which such coalition building has been thwarted.

The New Urban Reality

Author: Paul E. Peterson

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815723110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 9731

America's inner cities, particularly those in older industrial metropolitan areas, have declined sharply in both population and employment over the past two decades. How much of this change is due to technological advances in transportation, communication, and manufacturing? How much of it is due to the changing racial composition of the central cities? Can any set of public policies retard or reverse the decline of the industrial cities? This book presents an interdisciplinary collection of papers addressing these questions. In the introduction, editor Paul E. Peterson discusses the ways in which adverse economic and racial changes interact and urges more realistic federal policies to counteract these changes. In Part 1, "The Processes of Urban Growth and Decline," sociologist John D. Kasarda analyzes the growing mismatch between inner-city jobs and residents, and geographer Brian J. L. Berry discusses the economics of inner-city gentrification. Racial change is the subject of Part II: sociologist Elijah Anderson depicts race relations in a gentrifying inner-city neighborhood; sociologist William J. Wilson delineates the social and economic problems of inner-city blacks; and political scientist Gary Orfield calls for bold efforts to reverse the continuing urban pattern of racial segregation. Part III looks at the way cities have responded to economic and racial change. Economist Kenneth A. Small discusses the impact of transportation policy; political scientist Herbert Jacob finds that increasing efforts to control urban crime have not been effective; and sociologist Terry Nichols Clark emphasizes the effect of political factors on the fiscal condition of cities. Economist Anthony Downs, reviewing the issues raised by the other authors, sees little hope for racial integration as the central social strategy for solving urban problems, but does see hope in the internal resources of America's minority communities.

New Directions in Urban Sociology

Author: Ray Hutchinson

Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated

ISBN: 9781559388979

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 5444

Acknowledges important themes found in the works in urban sociology. This book suggests both a beginning and a continuing evolution of sociological theorizing about contemporary urban places.

The Rise of the New Urban Society

Author: John Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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