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Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, and cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a twenty-first-century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with an accessible style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America's leading urban sociologists. He travels the world and adds fresh insights, gleaned firsthand, to each edition of his text. Featuring an exceptionally clear writing style, The Urban World is also enhanced by such enduring features as robust academic content and an instructor-friendly organization. The book is accompanied by a comprehensive test bank and PowerPoint-based slides for qualified instructors.
J. John Palen is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Focus and Development
1. The Urban World 2. The Emergence of Cities
Part II : American Urbanization
3. The Rise of Urban America 4. Ecology and Political Economy Perspectives 5. Metro and Edge City Growth 6. The Suburban Era
Part III: Metropolitan Life
7. Urban Culture and Lifestyles 8. The Social Environment of Metro Areas: Strangers, Crowding, Homelessness, and Crime 9. Diversity: Women, Ethnics, and African Americans 10. Diversity: Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans
Part IV: Metro Issues, Housing, Sprawl, and Planning
11. Cities and Change 12. Housing Policies, Sprawl, and Smart Growth 13. Planning, New Towns, and New Urbanism
Part V: Worldwide Urbanization
14. Developing Countries 15. Asian Urban Patterns 16. African and Latin American Urbanization 17. Conclusion: Toward the Urban Future