Gottdiener, Mark.

The new urban sociology / Mark Gottdiener, University at Buffalo, Ray Hutchison, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Michael T. Ryan, Dodge City Community College. - Fifth edition. - xiii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-418) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Dedication/Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Chapter 1 -- The New Urban Sociology -- Chapter 2 -- The Origins of Urban Life -- Chapter 3 -- The Rise of Urban Sociology -- Chapter 4 -- Contemporary Urban Sociology -- Chapter 5 -- Urbanization in the United States -- Chapter 6 -- Suburbanization, Globalization, and the Emergence of the Multicentered Region -- Chapter 7 -- People and Lifestyles in the Metropolis -- Chapter 8 -- Neighborhoods and Communities -- Chapter 9 -- Metropolitan Problems: Racism, Poverty, Crime, Housing, and Fiscal Crisis -- Chapter 10 -- Urbanization in the Developed Nations -- Chapter 11 -- Urbanization in the Developing World -- Chapter 12 -- Metropolitan Planning and Environmental Issues -- Chapter 13 -- Metropolitan Social Policy -- Chapter 14 -- The Future of Urban Sociology.

"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"--

9780813349565 (pbk.)


Metropolitan areas--United States.
Suburbs--United States.
Suburban life--United States.
Urbanization--History.--United States
Sociology, Urban--United States.
Sociology, Urban.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.

307.7640973 GOT / 011532
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