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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.



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.



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Anthony M. Orum University of Illinois Chicago.

Xiangming Chen University of Illinois Chicago.
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