The book is organized around broad conceptual issues in a way that presents the empirical material within a framework that is relevant for teaching purposes. Blokland addresses key issues of community and identity and draws on a wide range of literature in urban sociology. Urban Bonds is set to become a classic in its field and will be widely used in courses on urban sociology, human geography, and ethnicity.
1. Disintegration And The Demise Of Community .
2. Hillesluis As A Natural Area? Social Ecology And Neighbourhood Use.
3. Personal Networks As Communities.
4. Social Identification And A Grid Of Social Relations.
5. Familiarity And Transactions: Privatization I.
6. Institutions And Attachments: Privatization II.
7. Contemporary Communities And The Importance Of Location.
8. Ethnicity As A Dividing Field.
9. The Neighbourhood In The Imperfect Past.
10. Urban Bonds: Conclusions.
Annex: Research Approach.
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"Talja Blokland has written an engaging, thoughtful and often provocative analysis of changing social life in an inner city neighbourhood." Charles Tilly, Columbia University.
"This is a superb empirically grounded study of social relations, exploring important theoretical issues about space, identity and community in the context of wonderful and compelling ethnography." Richard Jenkins, University of Sheffield