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Urban World

Urban World - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-1594513381

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ISBN13: 978-1594513381
ISBN10: 1594513384
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Published: 2008
International: No

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Urban World - 8TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1594513381

J. John Palen

ISBN13: 978-1594513381
ISBN10: 1594513384
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a 21st century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with a readable style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America's leading urban sociologists, who travels the world and adds new insights gleaned firsthand to each succeeding edition of his text.

Table of Contents

Part I: Focus and Development The Urban World The Emergence of Cities

Part II: American Urbanization The Rise of Urban America Ecology and Political Economy Perspectives Metro and Edge City Growth The Suburban Era

Part III: Metropolitan Life Urban Lifestyles The Social Environment of Metro Areas: Strangers, Crowding, Homelessness, and Crime Diversity: Women, Ethnics, and African Americans Diversity: Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans

Part IV: Metro Issues, Housing, Sprawl, and Planning Cities and Change Housing Policies, Sprawl, and Smart Growth Planning, New Towns, and New Urbanism

Part V: Worldwide Urbanization Developing Countries Asian Urban Patterns African and Latin American Urbanization Conclusion: Toward the Urban Future

Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author