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The World of Cities. Places in Comparative and Historical Perspective. Edition No. 1. 21st Century Sociology

  • ID: 5227273
  • Book
  • December 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The World of Cities is a concise theoretical and empirical introduction to urban sociology. In clear and engaging terms, the book surveys and critiques all the major theoretical perspectives in urban studies.
  • Provides a concise introduction to urban sociology.
  • Uses clear and engaging terms.
  • Surveys the main theoretical models of urban studies.
  • Includes empirical data on contemporary cities and neighborhoods, and the impact of the world economy on city life.
  • Features a discussion of the current reconstructive efforts of educational, political, and business leaders to improve cities and maintain their civic culture.
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List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

List of Figures.

1. Cities and Places.

2. Social Theory and the City.

3. Social Inequalities and the Creation of Metropolitan Space.

4. Place Change and Continuity: The City in Comparative and Global Contexts.

5. From A Critical to A Reconstructive Sociology of Cities.

Glossary.

Index.

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Anthony M. Orum University of Illinois Chicago.

Xiangming Chen University of Illinois Chicago.
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