The City

Paperback | May 15, 1984

byRobert E. Park

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The City, first published in 1925 and reprinted here in its entirety, is a cross-section of concerns of the Chicago urban school during the period of its most intense activity. Park and Burgess realized that ecological and economic factors were converted into a social organization by the traditions and aspirations of city dwellers. In their efforts to achieve objectivity, these sociologists never lost sight of the values that propel human beings.

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The City, first published in 1925 and reprinted here in its entirety, is a cross-section of concerns of the Chicago urban school during the period of its most intense activity. Park and Burgess realized that ecological and economic factors were converted into a social organization by the traditions and aspirations of city dwellers. In ...

Robert Ezra Park, an American sociologist, is credited with making American sociology more empirical and less theoretical than its European counterpart. He was a leading figure in the so-called Chicago School of sociology. The department of sociology at the University of Chicago trained a large number of sociologists in the 1920s and 1...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 15, 1984Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226646114

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Morris Janowitz
I. The City: Suggestions for the Investigation of Human Behavior in the Urban Environment
Robert E. Park
II. The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project
Ernest W. Burgess
III. The Ecological Approach to the Study of the Human Community
R. D. McKenzie
IV. The Natural History of the Newspaper
Robert E. Park
V. Community Organization and Juvenile Delinquency
Robert E. Park
VI. Community Organization and the Romantic Temper
Robert E. Park
VII. Magic, Mentality, and City Life
Robert E. Park
VIII. Can Neighborhood Work Have a Scientific Basis?
Ernest W. Burgess
IX. The Mind of the Hobo: Reflections upon the Relation Between Mentality and Locomotion
Robert E. Park
X. A Bibliography of the Urban Community
Louis Wirth
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