Cities And Urban Life

Paperback | January 6, 2016

byJohn J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo

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For courses in Urban Sociology

A comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary urban sociology.
Cities and Urban Life provides an introduction to the study of urban environments around the world. Using an approach that is multidisciplinary but fundamentally sociological, authors John Macionis and Vincent Parrillo help students see how cities have evolved over time, how cities reflect culture, and where the urban story may take us next. The inclusion of the latest data and research references throughout the seventh edition, as well as updated case studies on a variety of cities, ensures that students come away with an up-to-date understanding of contemporary urban life.

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For courses in Urban Sociology A comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary urban sociology. Cities and Urban Life provides an introduction to the study of urban environments around the world. Using an approach that is multidisciplinary but fundamentally sociological, authors John Macionis and Vincent Parrillo help students ...

John J. Macionis (pronounced “ma-SHOWnis”) has been in the classroom teaching sociology for more than forty years. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, majoring in sociology, and then completed a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. His public...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.1 × 7.4 × 0.5 inPublished:January 6, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I — UNDERSTANDING THE CITY: ITS EVOLUTION 
1. Exploring the City    
2. Evolution of the World’s Cities
3. Development of North American Cities
4. Today’s Cities and Suburbs

PART II — DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
5. Urban Sociology: Classic and Modern Statements
6. Spatial Perspectives: Making Sense of Space
7. Critical Urban Sociology: The City and Capitalism
8. The Context of Cities
9. Comparative Urbanism: The City and Culture

PART III — THE STRUCTURE OF THE CITY
10. Stratification and Social Class: Urban and Suburban Lifestyles
11. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Urban Diversity 12. Housing, Education, Crime: Confronting Urban Problems    

PART IV — GLOBAL URBAN DEVELOPMENTS
13. Global Urbanization
14. Urban Planning: Past, Present and Future