Cities and Urban Sociology

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byLouis Guay, Pierre Hamel

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aIntegrating classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives, this text provides students with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of urban sociology, as well as a solid understanding of the particular challenges facing today's cities.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aIntegrating classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives, this text provides students with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of urban sociology, as well as a solid understanding of the particular challenges facing today's cities.

Louis Guay is a professor in the Department of Sociology and a research member of the Institut en Environnement, Developpement et Societe at Universite Laval. He has co-edited two books: Les Enjeux Sociaux et les Defis du Developpement Durable (Presses de l'Universite Laval, 2004) and, with Pierre Hamel, Mouvements Sociaux et Changeme...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.54 inPublished:November 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195433769

ISBN - 13:9780195433760

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. The Development of Urban SociologyUrbanization and CitiesWhat is Urban Sociology?Urban Sociology's Role in Addressing Urban Problems2. Theoretical Perspectives in Urban SociologyThe Chicago School of SociologyFrom Ecology to InteractionThe Emergence of Political Economy Analysis of the CityThe Postmodern Critique in Urban Sociology3. The Rise of the Industrial City and Its ProblemsThe Formation of Urban CanadaThe Problems of the Industrial CityUrban Problems and the Making of the Planning ProfessionUrban Models and the Industrial City4. Cities, and Suburbs and the Making of the MetropolisThe Significance of the Metropolitan OrderThe Suburbanization ProcessSuburbia in the Metropolitan ContextSuburbia and Beyond5. The City as a Social MosaicSocial Inequality as a Social ProblemThe New Social Landscape of Canadian CitiesCities and WomenNew-comers: Aboriginals and City Life6. Urban Governance and Local DemocracyFrom Government to Governance: A Paradigmatic Shift?Governing Cities7. The City and Urban Planning ModelsUrban Planning ModelsPlanning Ideals and Urban DynamicsCanadian City Planning in Practice8. Cities, the Environments, and Sustainable DevelopmentCities and NatureSmart Growth as Acceptable GrowthNew Urbanism and SustainabilityCities and Climate ChangeIn Search of the Sustainable City9. Globalization and the Urban Way of LifeAn Urban World in the MakingGlobalization and Globality: Process and RepresentationThe Global City: Meanings and ExamplesThe Global Urban South: Growth and InequalityConclusionGlossaryNotesReferencesIndex*Note: All chapters include:- Learning Objectives- Introduction- Conclusion- Questions for Critical Thought- Suggested Readings- Related Websites