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The urban sociology reader

The urban sociology reader


by edited by Jan Lin and Christopher Mele
30th August, 2012

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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.

Details & Specs

Series: The Routledge urban reader series


Author: Jan Lin Christopher Mele


Publisher: Routledge


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9780415665315


Publication Date: 30th August, 2012


Pages: 447


Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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