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Urban Social Geography - 6th edition

Urban Social Geography (ISBN10: 0273717634; ISBN13: 9780273717638)
ISBN13: 978-0273717638
ISBN10: 0273717634

Summary: The new 6th edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work while also presenting the foundations and development of the subject. It explicitly relates key issues to contemporary cultural and economic life in
cities, producing coverage that is stimulating, relevant and engaging for students.Key Features Key questions and concepts for each chapter to help students identify and apply the key themes Written in a lively and accessible style designed to enthuse learners to study urban social geography in further depth Chapter summaries provide revision and reflection opportunities, annotated further reading encourages further investigation Highly illustrated throughout with new photographs and informative diagrams and tables Extensive glossary of key terms highlighted in the text and elaborated upon at the endNew to edition New and updated boxed features identifying key thinkers, debates and trends Updated coverage of recent key developments affecting urban social geography including: the credit crunch; French urban riots; Hurricane Katrina; mass immigration in Western cities; the impact of the Internet and the future of suburbia Updated key film lists provide pointers for cinematic coverage of urban social geography, together with new sections on urban-based novels Companion website containing annotated weblinks, essay questions and project assignmentsThis text will be essential reading for students of urban geography, social geography, planning, sociology and of key interest more broadly within human geography and the social sciences.Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech. His recent books include Small Town Su
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Summary: The new 6th edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work while also presenting the foundations and development of the subject. It explicitly relates key issues to contemporary cultural and economic life in cities, producing coverage that is stimulating, relevant and engaging for students.Key Features Key questions and concepts for each chapter to help students identify and apply the key themes Written in a lively and accessible style designed to enthuse learners to study urban social geography in further depth Chapter summaries provide revision and reflection opportunities, annotated further reading encourages further investigation Highly illustrated throughout with new photographs and informative diagrams and tables Extensive glossary of key terms highlighted in the text and elaborated upon at the endNew to edition New and updated boxed features identifying key thinkers, debates and trends Updated coverage of recent key developments affecting urban social geography including: the credit crunch; French urban riots; Hurricane Katrina; mass immigration in Western cities; the impact of the Internet and the future of suburbia Updated key film lists provide pointers for cinematic coverage of urban social geography, together with new sections on urban-based novels Companion website containing annotated weblinks, essay questions and project assignmentsThis text will be essential reading for students of urban geography, social geography, planning, sociology and of key interest more broadly within human geography and the social sciences.Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech. His recent books include Small Town Su ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 11/28/2009
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