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The New Urban Sociology,9780813343181

The New Urban Sociology

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3rd
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9780813343181

ISBN10:
0813343186
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Pub. Date:
1/2/2006
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books
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Summary

Representing a major contribution to the field, authors Mark Gottdiener and Ray Hutchison present their breakthrough text in a new third edition, now completely revised and streamlined to provide students with a solid grounding on the topic. 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. New case studies throughout the text represent the most recent work in the field, as well as key terms and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Additional updates include discussions of globalism, suburbanization, the multi-centered region as the new urban form, the new urbanism, and critical perspectives on planning and policy. Cast in a clear, accessible delivery that students will comprehend,The New Urban Sociology, Third Edition is a necessity for all courses on the subject.

Author Biography

Mark Gottdiener is professor of sociology at SUNY-Buffalo and the author of a number of books, including The Theming of America (Westview Press); Las Vegas: The Social Production of an All-American City; New Forms of Consumption: Consumer, Culture, and Commodification; Postmodern Semiotics; and The Social Production of Urban Space. Ray Hutchison is professor of sociology and chair of urban and regional studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is series editor of Research in Urban Sociology and senior editor of the forthcoming three-volume Encyclopedia of Urban Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
The New Urban Sociology
1(20)
Defining the Metropolitan Region
6(3)
Megacities Around the World
9(3)
A New Approach to Urban Sociology
12(1)
Global Capitalism and the Metropolis
12(2)
The Production of the Multicentered Metro Environment: Pull Factors
14(2)
The Importance of Culture in Metropolitan Life
16(2)
Summary: The Sociospatial Approach
18(1)
Key Concepts
19(1)
Discussion Questions
20(1)
The Origins of Urban Life
21(22)
Ancient Urbanization
25(2)
Classical Cities
27(3)
Urbanization After AD 1000
30(3)
The Medieval Order and the Renaissance City
33(3)
Capitalism and the Rise of the Industrial City
36(4)
Key Concepts
40(1)
Important Names
40(1)
Discussion Questions
41(2)
The Rise of Urban Sociology
43(22)
Simmel on the City
46(2)
Louis Wirth and Urbanism as a Way of Life
48(3)
The Chicago School of Urban Sociology
51(8)
From Human Ecology to Urban Ecology
59(3)
Conclusion
62(1)
Key Concepts
63(1)
Discussion Questions
64(1)
Contemporary Urban Sociology
65(20)
Political Economy and the City
66(4)
The Revival of Urban Political Economy: Henri Lefebvre
70(2)
Class Conflict Theories: Gordon, Storper and Walker, and Castells
72(1)
Capital Accumulation Theory: David Harvey
73(2)
The Growth Machine
75(1)
The Sociospatial Perspective
76(6)
Summary: The Sociospatial Perspective
82(1)
Key Concepts
83(1)
Discussion Questions
83(2)
Urbanization in the United States
85(20)
The Stages of Urban Growth
86(1)
The Colonial Period: 1630 to 1812
87(4)
The Era of Industrial Expansion: 1812 to 1920
91(6)
The Rise of the Metropolis: 1920--1960
97(6)
Key Concepts
103(1)
Discussion Questions
103(2)
Suburbanization and the Creation of the Multicentered Region
105(34)
The Restructuring of Settlement Space: 1960 to the Present
111(3)
How Cities Have Changed
114(6)
How Suburbs Have Changed
120(7)
Beyond Suburbia: The Multinucleated Region
127(1)
The Shift to the Sunbelt
127(9)
Key Concepts
136(1)
Discussion Questions
137(2)
People and Lifestyles in the Metropolis
139(16)
Class Stratification and Spatial Location
140(8)
Women, Gender Roles, and Space
148(5)
Key Concepts
153(1)
Discussion Questions
153(2)
Ethnicity and Race in the Metropolis
155(26)
The First Wave
157(1)
The Second Wave
158(1)
Theories of Immigrant Adjustment
159(2)
The Third Wave
161(5)
Ethnic Settlement Space in Cities and Suburbs
166(12)
Conclusion: Ethnic Diversity Across the Metropolis
178(2)
Key Concepts
180(1)
Discussion Questions
180(1)
Neighborhoods, the Public Environment, and Theories of Urban Life
181(18)
Does Space Affect Behavior? The Search for Community
182(4)
Does Space Affect Behavior? A New Theory of Urbanism
186(8)
Neighboring and Community
194(2)
Summary
196(1)
Key Concepts
197(1)
Important Names
197(1)
Discussion Questions
197(2)
Metropolitan Problems: Poverty, Racism, Crime, Housing, and Fiscal Crisis
199(32)
Theories of Urban Problems
200(1)
The Sociospatial Perspective
201(1)
Racism
202(4)
Poverty
206(4)
Crime and Drugs
210(8)
Street Gangs and Gang Activity
218(4)
Suburban Crime
222(1)
The Fiscal Crisis and Public Service Problems
223(2)
Housing Problems: Affordability, Access
225(3)
Summary
228(1)
Key Concepts
229(1)
Important Names
229(1)
Discussion Questions
229(2)
Local Politics: City and Suburban Government
231(22)
Machine Politics
232(2)
Progressive Reform
234(2)
Theories of Local Politics
236(3)
Which View Is Correct?
239(1)
The Drama of Local Politics
240(5)
The Contradictory Nature of Local Government
245(1)
The Declining Power of Local Politics
246(3)
Summary
249(2)
Key Concepts
251(1)
Discussion Questions
251(2)
Urbanization in the Developed Nations: Western and Eastern Europe and Japan
253(28)
Western Europe
255(12)
Eastern Europe
267(7)
Japan
274(4)
Summary
278(1)
Key Concepts
279(1)
Discussion Questions
280(1)
Globalization and Third World Urbanization
281(32)
Changing Perspectives on Third World Urbanization
284(4)
Demography and Third World Urbanization
288(3)
Primate City Development Patterns
291(1)
Shantytown Development
292(2)
The Informal Economy and Coping Strategies
294(1)
Urban Social Movements and Politics
295(3)
Patterns of Third World Urbanization
298(12)
Summary
310(2)
Key Concepts
312(1)
Discussion Questions
312(1)
Environmental Issues and Metropolitan Planning
313(26)
Environmental Quality
315(3)
Sustainable Growth
318(1)
Metropolitan Planning
319(3)
The Sociology of Land-Use Planning
322(1)
The New Urbanism
323(2)
Utopian Schemes: Howard, Le Corbusier, and Wright
325(5)
Planning Critics: Jacobs and Krier
330(2)
Other Trends in Planning Today
332(3)
Summary
335(3)
Key Concepts
338(1)
Important Names
338(1)
Discussion Questions
338(1)
Metropolitan Social Policy
339(20)
The Tragedy of the Commons and Uneven Development
339(5)
Urban and Metropolitan Policy
344(6)
Privatism and Issues of Social Justice
350(2)
Urban Policy: The Political Debate
352(5)
Key Concepts
357(1)
Discussion Questions
357(2)
The Future of Urban Sociology
359(16)
Understanding the New Urban World
360(8)
Urban Structure and Urban Culture
368(2)
The Future of the Urban Inquiry
370(2)
Key Concepts
372(1)
Important Names
372(1)
Discussion Questions
372(3)
Bibliography 375(24)
Index 399(10)
About the Authors 409


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