The urban sociology reader / edited by Jan Lin and Christopher Mele.

by Lin, JanLooking glass; Mele, ChristopherLooking glass.

Series: Routledge urban reader series: Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.Description: ix, 363 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0415323428; 0415323436.Subject(s): Sociology, Urban -- History | Sociology, UrbanLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 Readertraverses 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 Readerincludes 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.

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Urbanism and Community
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Community and Society
  • 3 The Metropolis and Mental Life
  • 4 Urbanism as a Way of Life
  • 5 Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life: A reevaluation of definitions
  • 6 Theories of Urbanism
  • Part 2 The Form and Function of Cities
  • 7 Introduction
  • 8 Human Ecology
  • 9 The Growth of The City: an introduction to a research project
  • 10 The Natural Areas of a City
  • 11 Sentiment and Symbolism As Ecological Variables
  • 12 The City as a Growth Machine
  • 13 Los Angeles and the Chicago School: Invitation to a debate
  • Part 3 Inequality and Social Difference
  • 14 Introduction
  • 15 The Cost of Racial and Class Exclusion in the Inner City
  • 16 Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
  • 17 Urban Outcasts: Stigma and division in the black American ghetto and the French urban periphery
  • 18 The Immigrant Enclave: Theory and empirical examples
  • 19 Men Without Property: The tramp's classification and use of urban space
  • Part 4 Gender and Sexuality
  • 20 Introduction
  • 21 City Spatial Structure, Women's Household Work, and National Urban Policy
  • 22 'Race', Space, and Power: The survival strategies of working poor women
  • 23 Gender and Space: Lesbians and gay men in the city
  • 24 Freeing South Africa: The 'modernization" of male-male sexuality in Soweto
  • Part 5 Globalization and Urban Change
  • 25 Introduction
  • 26 The World City Hypothesis
  • 27 The Urban Impact of Economic Globalization
  • 28 Power in Place: Retheorizing the local and the global
  • 29 City Life: West African communities in New York
  • 30 Globalization and the Revalorizing of Ethnic Places in Immigration Gateway Cities
  • Part 6 Culture and The Urban Economy
  • 31 Introduction
  • 32 Whose Culture? Whose City?
  • 33 Cities and the Creative Class
  • 34 Looking at Themed Environments
  • 35 Globalization, Culture and Neighborhood Change
  • Part 7 Urban Exclusion and Social Resistance
  • 36 Introduction
  • 37 Chinatown, Part Two?: The 'internationalization' of downtown Los Angeles
  • 38 Fortified Enclaves: The new urban segregation
  • 39 Urban Social Movements - Local Thematics, Global Spaces
  • 40 Glocalizing Protest: Urban conflicts and global social movements

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jan Lin is Associate Professor of Sociology at Occidental College, Los Angeles, and Christopher Meleis Associate Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Buffalo.