Urban People And Places

Author: Daniel Joseph Monti
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315339
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Daniel Monti, Michael Ian Borer, and Lyn C. Macgregor provide a thorough and comprehensive survey of the contemporary urban world that is accessible to students with Urban People and Places: The Sociology of Cities, Suburbs, and Towns. This new title will give balanced treatment to both the process by which cities are built (i.e., urbanization) and the ways of life practiced by people that live and work in more urban places (i.e., urbanism) unlike most core texts in this area. Whereas most texts focus on the socio-economic causes of urbanization, this text analyses the cultural component: how the physical construction of places is, in part, a product of cultural beliefs, ideas, and practices and also how the culture of those who live, work, and play in various places is shaped, structured, and controlled by the built environment. Inasmuch as the primary focus will be on the United States, global discussion is composed with an eye toward showing how U.S. cities, suburbs, and towns are different and alike from their counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.

Urban People And Places

Author: Daniel Joseph Monti
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483309908
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Daniel Monti, Michael Ian Borer, and Lyn C. Macgregor provide a thorough and comprehensive survey of the contemporary urban world that is accessible to students with Urban People and Places: The Sociology of Cities, Suburbs, and Towns. This new title will give balanced treatment to both the process by which cities are built (i.e., urbanization) and the ways of life practiced by people that live and work in more urban places (i.e., urbanism) unlike most core texts in this area. Whereas most texts focus on the socio-economic causes of urbanization, this text analyses the cultural component: how the physical construction of places is, in part, a product of cultural beliefs, ideas, and practices and also how the culture of those who live, work, and play in various places is shaped, structured, and controlled by the built environment. Inasmuch as the primary focus will be on the United States, global discussion is composed with an eye toward showing how U.S. cities, suburbs, and towns are different and alike from their counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.

Urban People And Places

Author: Daniel Joseph Monti
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987423
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Undergraduate students of urban sociology and urban studies.

The Urban Ethnography Reader

Author: Mitchell Duneier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019932591X
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Urban ethnography is the firsthand study of city life by investigators who immerse themselves in the worlds of the people about whom they write. Since its inception in the early twentieth century, this great tradition has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers. The past few decades have seen an extraordinary revival in the field, as scholars and the public at large grapple with the increasingly complex and pressing issues that affect the ever-changing American city-from poverty to the immigrant experience, the changing nature of social bonds to mass incarceration, hyper-segregation to gentrification. As both a method of research and a form of literature, urban ethnography has seen a notable and important resurgence. This renewed interest demands a clear and comprehensive understanding of the history and development of the field to which this volume contributes by presenting a selection of past and present contributions to American urban ethnographic writing. Beginning with an original introduction highlighting the origins, practices, and significance of the field, editors Mitchell Duneier, Philip Kasinitz, and Alexandra Murphy guide the reader through the major and fascinating topics on which it has focused -- from the community, public spaces, family, education, work, and recreation, to social policy, and the relationship between ethnographers and their subjects. An indispensable guide, The Urban Ethnography Reader provides an overview of how the discipline has grown and developed while offering students and scholars a selection of some of the finest social scientific writing on the life of the modern city.

Urban People And Places The Sociology Of Cities Suburbs And Towns

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497007399
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Urban People and Places, The Sociology of Cities, Suburbs, and Towns. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Left Behind In Rosedale

Author: Scott Cummings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042997888X
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Left Behind in Rosedale is a stunning analysis of community and neighborhood decline. Through creative application of ethnographic analysis, participant observation, and in-depth interviews, Scott Cummings' unique book breathes human life into one of the most serious problems facing the nation's cities: the ghettoization of urban neighborhoods. Transcending demographic and statistical analysis, he vividly and passionately tells the story of ghettoization by explaining what happens to people's lives during the process of racial transition and change.Cummings takes the reader on a distressing historical journey, detailing the progressive decline of one community's culture. Along the way, he explains and explores the futile attempts of its white elderly residents to maintain their traditional way of life. He then moves to an examination of the black youth who victimize the elderly and explains the family and gang context of their actions. Moving full circle some fifteen years later, after the collapse of Rosedale is nearly complete, Cummings documents the similar plight facing the black elderly and details the grinding poverty that has enveloped the entire community. He concludes by evaluating the community's effort to revitalize itself and explains why these efforts failed.Cummings uses the case of Rosedale as a window to explore and critically evaluate the evolution of American urban policy over the past forty years. He concludes that many of our efforts to solve urban problems have actually made them worse. This book should be read by liberals and conservatives alike, neighborhood and community activists, politicians and reformers, urban planners of American cities, and citizens who want to know why government efforts to revitalize urban neighborhoods have accomplished so little.

Power State And Society

Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577665885
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Urban Geography

Author: Dave H. Kaplan
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118864956
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Urban Geography offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, fully exploring the origins and development of cities. It focuses on uncovering the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling a wide variety of urban challenges. The text covers the Urban Geography field, both as it has evolved and as it exists today. Kaplan includes the most current research in urban studies, introducing elements of urban theory and methodology, and addresses the urban experience as a global one. Urban Geography presents key concepts in a straightforward structure, creating a user-friendly experience for all readers.

Urban Ecology

Author: Richard T. T. Forman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107007003
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The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities.