The New Urban Sociology

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974035

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

View: 4969

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 Paradigm

Critical Perspectives on the City

Author: Joe R. Feagin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847684991

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 695

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."

Planet der Slums

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936569

Category: City and town life

Page: 247

View: 2581

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

View: 4415

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.

The Urban Sociology Reader

Author: Jan Lin,Christopher Mele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136244158

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 5741

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.

The Sociology of Community Connections

Author: John G. Bruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486166

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 385

"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.

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

View: 9765

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.

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

View: 5142

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.

Die Lewittowner

Soziographie einer „Schlafstadt“

Author: Herbert J. Gans

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035601887

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 4685

Changing Cities

Urban Sociology

Author: Janet L. Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Urban.

Page: 430

View: 4791

Humans of New York

Die besten Storys

Author: Brandon Stanton

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 395971033X

Category: Photography

Page: 428

View: 1928

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.

Cities in Stress

A New Look at the Urban Crisis

Author: Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803925755

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 4483

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 Infrastructure

Cities and Telecommunications

Author: Jurgen Schmandt,Frederick Williams,Sharon Strover,Robert H. Wilson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275935917

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 4906

This book presents new information on the rapidly changing configuration of urban telecommunications. The contributors describe the interplay among current stakeholders in this area: public utility commissions, city planners and service providers, state governments, telecommunications users (especially large businesses), and consumer groups. The book provides case studies of major U.S. cities, one Canadian city, a metropolitan area on the U.S.-Mexican border, as well as smaller cities that have positioned themselves for international economic trade whereby telecommunications will play a major role.

The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Author: John Hannigan,Greg Richards

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526421615

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

View: 7828

The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY SECTION 9: URBAN FUTURES This is a central resource for researchers and students of Sociology, Cultural Geography and Urban Studies.

The Emergence of a New Urban China

Insiders' Perspectives

Author: Zai Liang

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739170112

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 7114

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."

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: 8770

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.

Key Concepts in Urban Studies

Author: Mark Gottdiener,Leslie Budd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184860050X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 951

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.

Urban Sociology

Images and Structure

Author: William G. Flanagan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442201908

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

View: 9289

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.

Religion and Community in the New Urban America

Author: Paul David Numrich,Elfriede Wedam

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199386854

Category: Religion

Page: 348

View: 4347

This study examines the interrelated transformations of cities and urban congregations over the past several decades. How does the new metropolis affect local religious communities? What is the role of local religious communities in creating the new metropolis? Through an in-depth study of fifteen Chicago congregations - Catholic parishes, Protestant churches, Jewish synagogues, Muslim mosques, and a Hindu temple, city and suburban, neighbourhood-based and commuter - this book describes congregational life and measures congregational influences on urban environments.