Being Urban: A Sociology of City Life, 3rd Edition

A Sociology of City Life
Author: David A. Karp,Gregory P. Stone,William C. Yoels,Nicholas P. Dempsey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440828563
Category: Social Science
Page: 338
View: 5402
This third edition of a classic urban sociology text examines critical but often-neglected aspects of urban life from a social-psychological theoretical perspective. • Provides a complete analysis of the important social psychological dimensions of urban life that are often overlooked • Supplies a comprehensive description of the 19th-century theoretical roots of urban sociology • Enables readers to see concretely how theories are "applied" to illuminate the operation of a range of urban cultures, processes, and structures • Considers a number of topics that are likely to resonate with readers personally, such as alternative approaches to the concept of "community," the daily organization of city life, and the phenomenon of urban tolerance of diversity • Includes an up-to-date, new chapter on the arts and urban life

Being urban

a sociology of city life
Author: David Allen Karp,Gregory Prentice Stone,William C. Yoels
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
View: 9450
Being Urban examines the dynamic interplay between what theoretical perceptions tell us about urban life and how ordinary people interpret and respond to the actual experience of living in cities. A major focus of inquiry is the strategies people use to create "community" in an environment where, many theorists believe, only alienation and progressive disintegration are possible. In the second edition of this important work, the authors have expanded their commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives and have also included chapters on significant topics that have been largely neglected in urban sociology. Part I provides a review of the themes of urban sociology developed by nineteenth-century classic theorists and early American social scientists. In Part II, the authors look at selected aspects of everyday city life, including the bases of community, the primacy of social interaction for an understanding of urban life, and conditions that produce the breakdown of urban tolerance for diversity of cultures and lifestyles. A new chapter in Part II studies women's experiences in cities. Part III explores institutional structures of urban life and broad patterns of cultural change, including a fascinating chapter on the distribution of power, stratification, and class structure in cities. Included in Part III is another new chapter, analyzing the role of sports in urban life. The final chapter discusses urban life in the postindustrial era, and the demographic, cultural, and historical factors that lie behind the ongoing transformation of American cities. This new edition offers a balanced treatment that avoids the anti-urban bias characteristic of much that has been written on the subject. Being Urban is appropriate for professionals and academics concerned with urban life, as well as for courses in urban sociology.

Sports in Chicago

Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252075234
Category: History
Page: 322
View: 7629
A wide-ranging history of Chicago sports

Writing the City

Urban Visions and Literary Modernism
Author: Desmond Harding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135947465
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 236
View: 4495
Writing the City examines and challenges the traditional transatlantic axis of urban modernism, London-Paris-New York, an axis that has often elided the historical importance of other centers that have shaped metropolitan identities and discourses. According to Desmond Harding, James Joyce's internationalist vision of Dublin generates powerful epistemic and cultural tropes that reconceive the idea of the modern city as a moral phenomenon in transcultural and transhistorical terms. Taking up the works of both Joyce and John Dos Passos, Harding investigates the lasting contributions these author's made to transatlantic intellectual thought in their efforts to envisage the city.

Cultural boundaries

constructing urban space and civic culture on Chicago's South Side, 1890-1919
Author: Robin Faith Bachin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 874
View: 4881

Studying Cities and City Life

An Introduction to Methods of Research
Author: Mark Abrahamson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317814282
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
View: 4812
Studying Cities and City Life is a textbook designed to provide an introduction to the major methods of obtaining data for use when analysing cities and social life in cities. Major chapters focus upon best practices in: field studies (participant observation) natural experiments and quasi-experiments surveys employing probability and non-probability samples secondary analyses of previously published documents. A separate chapter examines a full range of questionnaires and interviews. Each chapter includes discussion of several case studies, and recently published research employing the method being discussed. This discussion highlights the issues and choices made by investigators in actual studies conducted in cities throughout the world. This unique book is designed for use in research methods courses that primarily enroll students majoring in Urban Sociology, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, and related areas.


Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings
Author: David M. Newman,Jodi O'Brien
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412979420
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
View: 8259
This carefully edited companion anthology provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited, well-designed, and affordable format. It includes short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, or distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society. The new edition will provide more detail regarding the theory and/or history related to each issue presented. The revision will also include more coverage of global issues and world religions.

The sociology of urban life

Author: Harry Gold
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Social Science
Page: 421
View: 1204

The Emergence of a Modern City

Golden Age Copenhagen 1800-1850
Author: Dr Henriette Steiner
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472413253
Category: Architecture
Page: 182
View: 6102
During Denmark’s ‘Golden Age‘ (c. 1800 to 1850), Copenhagen came into being as a modern city on the urban-cultural level. This book examines this period in the city’s history,just before the establishment of some of the main features of the modernisation of cities associated with industrialisation, such as street lighting, sewer systems, and working class quarters. it assess the work of the most prominent architect of the period, C.F. Hansen in transforming the city physically, before moving on to consider writings by three citizens of Copenhagen, the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the novelist Thomasine Gyllembourg and the criminal Ole Kollerød, all of whom write about the city’s institutional structure and urban life.

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 7292

Urban Sociology

Images and Structure
Author: William G. Flanagan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442201908
Category: Social Science
Page: 462
View: 9583
The fifth edition of this book extends the discussion of the challenges faced by urban sociology in the global age, while covering the issues traditionally associated with urban sociology. It presents a balanced review of the ecological perspective and the political and economic contexts of the urban environment. Topics include communities in cities, minority and ethnic groups, poverty, power, crime, cities in economic development and underdevelopment, metropolitanization and urban sprawl, and urban policy and planning. The final chapter explores the significance of cyberspace, transnationalism, and global terrorism for the future of urban sociology.


Introductory Readings
Author: Anthony Giddens,Philip W. Sutton
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745648843
Category: Social Science
Page: 347
View: 2819
A strong emphasis has been placed on creating a productive mixture of classic and contemporary readings which is highly readable and lively, yet remains challenging. Whilst particularly useful as a companion to the sixth edition of Giddensʹs Sociology, the reader is designed for use independently or alongside other textbooks. The reader maintains the distinctive approach which Sociology pioneered: strongly comparative and historically informed, it stresses the influence of globalizing trends in social life. The carefully selected readings range from studies of face-to-face interaction through to the analysis of large-scale global systems, and cover sociological theories of society as well as research methods. Amongst the new selections in this volume are readings on the Internet and virtual communities, the impact of ecological thinking and climate change on social science, offshoring and the future of work, global cities, patriarchy and shifting gender relations, intersecting social inequalities, the idea and practice of restorative justice, new forms of cybercrime, war, terrorism and the prospects for a global cosmopolitan democracy. The readings are arranged in ten thematic sections and each section is preceded by a summary in order to facilitate studentsʹ comprehension and critical reflection. The result is an exciting new text that encompasses the major themes and debates in both classical and contemporary sociology. Sociology: Introductory Readings will be an essential resource for anyone who wishes to engage with the scope of sociological thought today. -- Back cover.

Neighborhood and Community Environments

Author: Irwin Altman,Abraham Wandersman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489919627
Category: Psychology
Page: 298
View: 3954
This ninth volume in the series deals with a fascinating and complex topic in the environment and behavior field. Neighborhoods and com munities are in various stages of formation and transition in almost every society, nation, and culture. A variety of political, economic, and social factors have resulted in the formation of new communities and the transformation of older communities. Thus we see nomadic people set tling into stable communities, new towns sprouting up around the world, continuing suburban sprawl, simultaneous deterioration, re newal and gentrification of urban areas, demographic changes in com munities, and so on. As in previous volumes, the range of content, theory, and methods represented in the various chapters is intended to be broadly based, with perspectives rooted in several disciplines-anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, urban studies. Although many other disciplines also play an important role in the study and understanding of neigh borhoods and community environments, we hope that the contributions to this volume will at least present readers with a broad sampling-if not a comprehensive treatment-of the topic.

Politics of Urbanism

Seeing Like a City
Author: Warren Magnusson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136671714
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
View: 2915
To see like a city, rather than seeing like a state, is the key to understanding modern politics. In this book, Magnusson draws from theorists such as Weber, Wirth, Hayek, Jacobs, Sennett, and Foucault to articulate some of the ideas that we need to make sense of the city as a form of political order. Locally and globally, the city exists by virtue of complicated patterns of government and self-government, prompted by proximate diversity. A multiplicity of authorities in different registers is typical. Sovereignty, although often claimed, is infinitely deferred. What emerges by virtue of self-organization is not susceptible to control by any central authority, and so we are impelled to engage politically in a world that does not match our expectations of sovereignty. How then are we are to engage realistically and creatively? We have to begin from where we are if we are to understand the possibilities. Building on traditions of political and urban theory in order to advance a new interpretation of the role of cities/urbanism in contemporary political life, this work will be of great interest to scholars of political theory and urban theory, international relations theory and international relations.

Urban Sociology

Author: Rajendra Kumar Sharma
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171566693
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 378
View: 4379
The Book Covers Syllabi Of Various Universities In Urban Sociology. With Analytical Method Of Presentation And Holistic Outlook, Coupled With A Language Free From Technical Jargon, Along With Statistical Data From Indian Urban Scene, The Book Seeks To Serve The Needs Of Students As An Ideal Textbook And A Reference Book For Teachers, Planners, Politicians, Researchers And Social Workers.

Culture and Environment

Author: Irwin Altman,Martin M. Chemers
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521319706
Category: Psychology
Page: 337
View: 897
It covers a wide range of topics dealing with the complex relationship between people and the environment.

Cities, Change, and Conflict

A Political Economy of Urban Life
Author: Nancy Kleniewski
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 384
View: 9571
Discusses the importance of cities for the economic, cultural and political life of modern societies. The author uses the political economy perspective to introduce students to the basic concepts and research in urban sociology, while also acknowledging the contributions of the human ecology perspective. Through the use of case studies, the presentation remains accessible and down-to-earth.

A Hundred Years of Sociology

Author: Geoffrey Duncan Mitchell
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202366642
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
View: 4790
Tracing the development of scientific sociology from Comte to the present, A Hundred Years of Sociology is a concise, narrative history of the major figures, ideas, and schools that lie behind the work of contemporary sociologists. Covering both theoretical and empirical contributions, the book describes the convergence of two major streams of sociological thought: a speculative and philosophical tradition and a reformist, fact-finding tradition. Throughout the volume, the author is as much concerned with the content of ideas as with their labels and chronology. The important developments in both American and European sociology are considered in full, and special attention is given to the emergence of social anthropology and social psychology and to the profound influence of World War II on current work in the field. Sociology is still both philosophical and practical, both concerned with society in general and with particular parts or aspects of human social life, yet an effective way of thinking about human social life has been built: a formulation of the principal questions, which define the discipline, and a drawing together, in an increasingly imposing organization, of the many diverse strands of knowledge about society. A Hundred Years of Sociology is intended to acquaint the student with the intellectual history of the discipline, to show that the fundamental problems of sociology are not new, and to nurture a critical awareness of the relationship between present concerns and the heritage of the past. Not an exhaustive reference work or an encyclopedia of sociology, the book is a literate, coherent, and readable guide to this broad field that will be read with interest by all students of sociology.

Contemporary Urban Sociology

Author: William G. Flanagan
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521367431
Category: Social Science
Page: 185
View: 4352
First published in 1993, this book provides an overview of issues and debates in contemporary urban sociology. It reviews critically each of the major theoretical orientations in the field, providing a brief historical introduction to each approach but emphasising the current theoretical debate. Flanagan juxtaposes the approaches of classical urbanism and urban community theory, the urban ecology approach and the postmodern approach and explains their lasting contribution to the field. Adherents of each of these methodologies contribute to debates within the field, making an overview volume all the more necessary.

A Tale of Two Cities

Global Change, Local Feeling, and Everyday Life in the North of England : a Study in Manchester and Sheffield
Author: Ian R. Taylor,Karen Evans,Penny Fraser
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415138299
Category: Social Science
Page: 391
View: 4409
The city of the future is to be found not just in the post-modern metropolis but also in the once great industrial cities, from the rust belt of the United States to the centres of the English industrial revolution. This is a study of two such cities - Manchester and Sheffield.