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Experiencing Cities

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1st
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9780205274512

ISBN10:
020527451X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Experiencing Citiesis an introduction to urban sociology based heavily on microsociology and symbolic interaction theory-emphasizing the way people experience the urban world in their everyday lives, interact with one another, and create meaning from the physical and human environments of their cities.

Table of Contents

Preface x
PART ONE Historical Developments
1(60)
Introduction to Experiencing Cities
3(21)
The Urban World
3(6)
Civilization and Cities
9(1)
Microlevel Sociology and Macrolevel Sociology and Experiencing Cities
10(1)
Symbolic Interactionism and the Study of City Life
11(2)
W. I. Thomas: The Definition of the Situation
13(1)
Robert E. Park: The City as a State of Mind
14(1)
Anselm L. Strauss: Images of the City
15(2)
Lyn Lofland: The World of Strangers and the Public Realm
17(2)
Experiencing Cities through Symbolic Interactionism
19(1)
Growing Up in the City: A Personal Odyssey
20(4)
The Emergence of Cities
24(19)
The Origin of Cities
27(1)
The Agricultural Revolution
28(1)
The Urban Revolution
29(2)
Sumerian Cities
31(2)
Trade Theory and the Origin of Cities
33(4)
Social and Cultural Factors and the Emergence, Development, and Decline of Early Cities
37(1)
Religion in Early Cities
38(5)
The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Urban Sociology
43(18)
The Industrial Revolution and Nineteenth-Century European Cities
46(2)
Manchester: The Shock City of the Mid-Nineteenth Century
48(4)
The Ideal Type: Community and Interpersonal Relationships
52(2)
The Ideal Type: Rural and City Life
54(5)
Henry Sumner Maine and Ferdinand Tonnies
54(3)
Emile Durkheim
57(1)
Max Weber
58(1)
Simmel: Metropolis and Mental Life
59(2)
PART TWO Disciplinary Perspectives
61(88)
Chicago School: Urbanism and Urban Ecology
63(25)
Chicago: The Shock City of the Early Twentieth Century
64(2)
The Chicago School and Social Disorganization
66(2)
Robert E. Park: Urbanism
68(1)
The Chicago School and Urbanism
69(1)
Louis Wirth: Urbanism as a Way of Life
70(3)
Gans: Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life
73(3)
Claude Fischer's Subcultural Theory
76(1)
The Chicago School and Urban Ecology
77(1)
Ernest Burgess and the Concentric Zone Hypothesis
78(4)
Modifications of the Concentric Zone Hypothesis: Hoyt's Sector Model, Harris and Ullman's Multiple Nuclei Model, and Shevky and Bell's Social Area Analysis
82(2)
Walter Firey: Sentiment and Symbolism as Ecological Variables
84(2)
Symbolic Interactionism and City Life: Summary Statement
86(2)
Urban Planning
88(32)
Burnham and the City Beautiful
90(5)
Ebenezer Howard: The Garden City Movement
95(3)
Radburn, New Jersey, and the Greenbelt Town of the 1930s
98(2)
The Three Magnets Revisited
100(2)
Wright's Broadacre City
102(2)
Le Corbusier: Cities Without Streets
104(3)
Futurama: General Motors and the 1939-40 New York World's Fair
107(2)
Robert Moses: The Power Broker---New York City and Portland, Oregon
109(3)
Edmund N. Bacon: The Redevelopment of Philadelphia
112(3)
Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities
115(4)
Conclusion
119(1)
Urban Political Economy, The New Urban Sociology, and The Power of Place
120(29)
Urban Political Economy
121(3)
David Harvey's Baltimore
124(2)
From Chicago to LA: The LA School
126(6)
Edge Cities
128(1)
Privatopia
129(1)
Culture of Heteropolis
129(1)
City as Theme Park
129(1)
Fortified City
130(1)
Interdictory Spaces
130(1)
Historical Geographies of Restructuring
130(1)
Fordist versus Post-Fordist Regimes of Accumulation and Regulation
131(1)
Globalization
131(1)
Politics of Nature
132(1)
The New Urban Sociology: The Growth Machine and the Sociospatial Perspective
132(2)
Sharon Zukin: ``Whose Culture? Whose City?''
134(2)
Urban Imagery, Power, and the Symbolic Meaning of Place
136(4)
The Politics of Power and Collective Memory
140(3)
The Power of Place Project: Los Angeles
143(1)
Independence Hall, the National Park Service, and the Reinterpretation of History
144(5)
PART THREE City Imagery and the Social Psychology of City Life
149(50)
The City as a Work of Art
151(22)
Paris and the Impressionists
153(6)
New York City and the Ashcan School
159(5)
Mural Art as Street and Community Art
164(1)
Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program
165(5)
The Murals of Los Angeles
170(3)
The Skyscraper as Icon
173(26)
New York City
174(7)
The Singer Building
175(2)
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Building
177(1)
The Municipal Office Building
178(1)
The Woolworth Building
179(2)
Moscow
181(5)
Hong Kong
186(4)
The Attack on the World Trade Center and the Media Response
190(9)
From Civic Criticism to Sentimental Icon: A Brief History
194(2)
``World Trade Center'' by David Lehman
196(1)
The Future: How Do You Reconstruct an Icon?
197(2)
PART FOUR The Social Psychology of City Life
199(44)
Experiencing Strangers and the Quest for Public Order
201(20)
The Private Realm, the Parochial Realm, and the Public Realm
202(2)
Strangers and the ``Goodness'' of the Public Realm
204(3)
Cheers: ``Where Everybody Knows Your Name''
207(2)
Anonymity and the Quest for Social Order
209(4)
William H. Whyte: Public Spaces---Rediscovering the Center
213(2)
Sharon Zukin: The Battle for Bryant Park
215(2)
Elijah Anderson: On Being ``Streetwise''
217(4)
``Seeing'' Disorder and the Ecology of Fear
221(22)
The Decline of Civility in the Public Realm
221(4)
African Americans and the Exclusion from the Public Realm
225(4)
Wilson and Kelling: Broken Windows
229(3)
Mitchell Duneier: Street People and Broken Windows
232(2)
The Criminalization of Poverty
234(1)
Mike Davis: The Ecology of Fear and the Fortressing of America
235(1)
Surveillance of the Street
236(2)
Sampson and Raudenbush: ``Seeing'' Disorder and the Social Construction of ``Broken Windows''
238(5)
PART FIVE City People
243(96)
Urban Enclaves and Ghettos: Social Policies
245(33)
Ghetto and Enclave
245(3)
White Ethnic Enclaves
248(4)
African American Ghettos
252(2)
Assimilation versus Hypersegregation
254(3)
Urban Renewal and Urban Removal
257(3)
Project Living in Public Housing
260(2)
Stuyvesant Town
262(2)
Gentrification
264(4)
Hollow City: The Gentrification of San Francisco
268(3)
Homelessness
271(7)
Gender Roles in the City
278(26)
Gender and Public Space
279(2)
Etiquette: Governing Gender Roles in the Public Sphere
281(4)
Gender Harassment in the Public Sphere
285(3)
Gays and Lesbians in the City
288(7)
Urban Tribes, Gays, and the Creative Class
295(4)
Jobs Move to Where People Are: Meet Me in St. Louis
299(5)
City Families and Kinship Patterns
304(35)
The Public World of the Preindustrial Family
305(2)
The Industrial City and the Rise of the Private Family
307(2)
The Rise of the Suburbs, the Cult of Domesticity, and the Private Family
309(2)
The City and the Rediscovery of the Family and Urban Kinship Patterns
311(6)
Urban Kinship Networks and the African American Family
317(4)
Mexican Americans in Urban Barrios
321(9)
The Suburban Working-Class and Middle-Class Family
330(4)
The Dispersal of Kin and Kin-Work
334(5)
PART SIX City Places
339(52)
Downtown Stores: Shopping as Community Activity
341(30)
The Downtown Department Store
342(5)
Neighborhood Stores and Community Identification
347(1)
Suburbia, the Mall, and the Decline of Downtown Shopping
348(3)
Whose Stores? Whose Neighborhood?
351(2)
New Immigrants, the Revitalization of Inner-City Stores, and the Rise of the Consumer City
353(3)
Money Has No Smell: African Street Vendors and International Trade
356(1)
Strategies for Main Street Redevelopment
357(13)
Collingswood
359(4)
Haddonfield
363(3)
Glassboro
366(2)
Millville
368(2)
Conclusion
370(1)
Baseball as Urban Drama
371(20)
An Urban Game
373(3)
Boosterism and Civic Pride
376(3)
Spectators and Fan(atic)s
379(2)
Image Building Through Technology and Newspapers
381(3)
The National Pastime
384(3)
A Spectacular Public Drama
387(4)
PART SEVEN The Urban World
391(70)
The Suburbanization of America
393(30)
Nineteenth-Century Garden-Cemeteries and Parks: Precursors of Suburbia
394(4)
Suburbs: The Bourgeois Utopia
398(2)
Race, Suburbs, and City
400(4)
Gated Communities
404(6)
Suburbs and Morality
410(2)
Edge Cities and Urban Sprawl
412(5)
New Urbanism
417(3)
From Front Porch to Backyard to Front Porch: An Assessment
420(3)
Social Capital and Healthy Places
423(19)
Robert Putnam: Bowling Alone
424(2)
The Internet and Virtual Communities
426(3)
Chicago's 1995 Heat Wave
429(3)
The Paris Heat Wave
432(1)
Low Ground, High Ground: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina 2005
433(9)
Experiencing World Cities
442(19)
World Urbanization
442(3)
Modernization Theory and Global Urbanization
445(1)
Development Theory: An Alternative Perspective
446(3)
Cities, the Global Economy, and Inequality
449(1)
World Cities, World Systems Theory, and the Informational Revolution
450(2)
Squatter Settlements
452(5)
Paris: Riots in Suburban Housing Projects
457(4)
References 461(22)
Index 483(13)
Credits 496


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