9780205335329

Urban Sociology Images and Structure

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    9780205335329

  • ISBN10:

    0205335322

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-21
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Urban Sociology provides a balanced framework for the study of the field by evaluating and integrating both ecological and political economic perspectives and examining the experiential aspect of political and economic life in cities.This book emphasizes how the urban environment shapes (rather than simply provides a backdrop for) ethnic and minority group processes, the formation of community, the political process, and criminal behavior.For anyone with an interest in sociology.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition ix
Preface to the First Edition xiii
Introduction xv
An Invitation to Urban Studies
1(28)
Conceptual Challenges in Understanding Urban Space
1(5)
Experiencing Urban Space
6(6)
Public Spaces and Human Behavior
6(1)
Cities as Culture
6(2)
Structuring Personal Experience
8(2)
The Micro Order
10(1)
Personal Management of the Public Experience
11(1)
Our Love/Hate Relationship with the City
12(7)
The True Cityphile and the Idealization of Urban Space
15(2)
We're Number One
17(2)
The Urban Arena: Playground and Politics
19(10)
Cities for Fun and Profit
21(4)
Cities and Political Expression
25(4)
From Ancient Cities to an Urban World
29(42)
The Emergence of the Urban Form
29(13)
In Search of the First City: The Middle East
30(2)
Change in the Scale of Social Organization
32(2)
The Urban Form as Culture and the Transformation of Experience
34(1)
The Rise of the State and the Growth of Political-Economic Power
35(3)
The Development of Cities in China and Mesoamerica
38(3)
The Significance of Early Urbanization
41(1)
The Urbanization of Europe
42(18)
The Industrial Revolution
45(5)
The Dimensions of Urbanization in the Industrial Revolution
50(1)
Social Organization
50(2)
The Urban Experience in the Industrialized City
52(5)
City and Hinterland
57(3)
Urban Change in the Present Era
60(11)
The Shifting Center of Urban Growth in the Twentieth Century
60(5)
Globalization and the Place of the City
65(1)
Social Organization
65(1)
Culture
66(1)
Political Order
67(4)
The Urban Tradition in Sociology
71(29)
The Changing Scale and the Social Order
72(11)
The Urban Sociology of Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and Oswald Spengler
77(6)
The Urban Tradition Comes to the United States
83(17)
The Ecology of Urban Life
83(1)
Urbanism as a Way of Life
84(1)
Size
85(1)
Density
86(1)
Heterogeneity
86(1)
The Image of the City in the Urban Tradition and in American Culture
87(3)
Evaluating the Urban Tradition in Sociology
90(2)
Gender and Public Space
92(6)
Updating the Urban Tradition
98(2)
Community and the City
100(23)
Urban Community Studies
101(21)
Case Studies
105(2)
The Reconciliation of Urbanism and Community
107(5)
Distinguishing between Social Spaces and Social Relationships
112(3)
Social Networks
115(4)
The Persistence of Family Ties
119(3)
Summary
122(1)
Ethnicity and Minority/Majority Relations in Urban Studies
123(43)
Ethnicity and Minority
124(5)
The Urban Dimensions of Immigration, Ethnic Persistence, and Assimilation
129(14)
The Elastic Qualities of Ethnicity
130(2)
Interethnic Hostility
132(1)
Ethnic Culture: Survival or Hybrid?
133(2)
Urban Ethnic Enclaves
135(3)
Institutions in the Rivalry for Peoplehood
138(4)
Everyone an Ethnic
142(1)
The Urban Arena and the Formation of Minority Groups
143(23)
Population Trends and Minorities
144(1)
African American Urbanization
145(3)
Contemporary Immigration and the Making of Minorities
148(1)
La Ciudad Latina
148(8)
Asian Americans and the Problem of Scapegoating
156(3)
Native Americans and the City
159(4)
A Conclusion: The Recruitment of Labor and the Creation of Minorities
163(3)
Patterns and Consequences of Urbanization in Poor Countries
166(45)
Images of the ``Third World'' City
166(15)
Mexico City
168(4)
Bangkok
172(5)
Lagos
177(2)
Migration and Population Growth
179(2)
Modernization and Political Economy
181(8)
Modernization
181(1)
Political Economy
182(2)
Urbanization and Spatial Inequalities
184(1)
Industrialization and Employment
185(4)
The Challenges of Urban Growth
189(14)
Primacy
189(2)
Squatter Settlement
191(4)
Comparisons of Inner-City Slums and Peripheral Squatter Settlements
195(2)
The Informal Sector
197(2)
Globalization and the Urban Policy Dilemma
199(4)
Comparative Urban Studies
203(8)
Urbanization and Kinship
204(2)
Communities and Networks
206(2)
Urbanization and Ethnicity
208(3)
Urban Growth and Transitions in the United States
211(41)
Urban Growth before the Twentieth Century
212(9)
Early Promoters
213(1)
The Race for Regional Domination
214(2)
The Midwest
216(1)
The West
217
Nineteenth Century Arenas of Wealth and Poverty
211(8)
The Walking City
219(1)
Early Public Transportation and the First Suburbs
220(1)
The Expanding Metropolis; Through World War II
221(10)
The Growing Edge
222(2)
Metropolitanization
224(1)
Remaking the Cities: Transportation, Government Policy, and the Wheels and Wings of Industry
224(1)
The Automobile Age
225(3)
The Great Depression and Urban Conditions
228(1)
World War II and the Altered Course of Urban Growth
229(2)
The Continuation of Urban Trends Since World War II: Patterns of Growth in Decline
231(8)
The Federal Government's Role in Suburbanization
231(1)
The Selling of the Suburbs
232(3)
The Blurring of the Suburbs
235(1)
Edge City
236(3)
The Rise of the Sunbelt and the Crisis of the Industrial City
239(13)
The Nature of the Sunbelt Advantage
240(3)
Sunbelt Liabilities
243(3)
Generalized Patterns of Growth and Decline
246(6)
Ecology and Capitalism: Globalization and Locality
252(38)
Urban Ecology and Urban Political Economy
253(19)
Urban Ecology
253(6)
Evaluating the Classical Ecological Schemes
259(3)
Postwar Modifications in the Methods and Scope of Urban Ecology
262(1)
Recent Concept Developments
263(1)
Functionalist Urban Ecology
263(1)
Interurban Ecology
264(1)
Political Economy and Urban Sociology
265(2)
Capital Accumulation
267(1)
Class Conflict
268(2)
Evaluating the Contributions of the Marxist Approach
270(2)
The Rationalization of Space and the Emergence of Regional and Global Perspectives
272(18)
Regional Studies
273(1)
Nonmetropolitan Growth
274(9)
Urban Sociology and Structural Determinism
283(1)
Is Globalization Another Determinist Theory?
284(2)
Human Agency and Urban Change
286(4)
Poverty, Power, and Crime
290(52)
The Features of Urban Poverty in the United States
290(9)
Explaining Poverty
292(1)
The ``Culture of Poverty'' and Its Critics
293(3)
The Structure of Poverty
296(3)
Patterns of Metropolitan Segregation
299(2)
African American Suburbs
300(1)
Race and Urban Poverty: Ecology, Culture, and the Mismatch Debate
301(15)
The Continuing Significance of Race
305(4)
Urban Households Headed by Women
309(5)
The Dual-City Hypothesis
314(2)
The Correlates of Urban Poverty: Powerlessness, Crime, and Victimization
316(26)
Powerlessness
316(7)
Crime and Victimization
323(12)
A Conclusion: Structure, Culture, and the Poor
335(7)
Urban Policy
342(38)
The Nature of Urban Policy
342(2)
Early Plans: The Grand Scale and the Humane Order
344(5)
The Record of Policy in the United States
349(18)
Housing Programs in the United States
351(1)
Urban Renewal
351(1)
Public Housing
352(3)
The Renewed Search for Market Solutions to the Housing Problem
355(2)
Urban Homesteading and Project HOPE
357(1)
The Battle for Shelter in Contemporary America
358(1)
Gentrification
359(2)
Gated Communities
361(1)
Losers in the Battle for Space: The Homeless
362(5)
The U.S. Failure to Develop a Comprehensive Urban Policy
367(6)
Limited Strategies
368(1)
Model Cities
368(1)
New Towns
369(1)
Enterprise and Empowerment Zones
370(3)
Urban Policy outside the United States
373(7)
Urban Policy in Western Europe
373(2)
Centrally Planned Economies
375(3)
Three Dimensions of Successful Urban Policy
378(1)
Scale
378(1)
Comprehensiveness
378(1)
Social Justice
379(1)
A Unified Perspective for Urban Sociology
380(17)
Consequences of the Division in Urban Sociology
384(1)
Toward a Unity of Spatial Sociology
385(4)
The Future of Urban Sociology
389(8)
Bibliography 397(22)
Name Index 419(4)
Subject Index 423

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