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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 08 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Paradigm Publishers Published: 01/28/2008 International: No
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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
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