The Urban Sociology Reader by Jan LinThe Urban Sociology Reader by Jan Lin

The Urban Sociology Reader

EditorJan Lin, Christopher Mele

Paperback | September 10, 2012

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The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. ThisReadercomprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and transnational social relations and the regulation of urban space.

Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, thisReaderincludes forty-three significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, DuBois, Zukin, Sassen, and Harvey. The 2ndedition illuminates more recent urban issues such as sprawl, sustainability, immigration and urban protest. Selections are predominantly sociological, but some readings cross disciplinary boundaries.

Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, this book brings together important but, till now, widely dispersed writings. Editorial commentaries precede each entry; introducing the text, demonstrating its significance, and outlining the issues surrounding its topic, whilst the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations.

Jan Linis Associate Professor of Sociology at Occidental College, Los Angeles.Christopher Meleis Associate Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Buffalo.
Title:The Urban Sociology ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.6 × 7.3 × 0.9 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415665310

ISBN - 13:9780415665315


Table of Contents

Part 1: Urbanization and Community 1. Community and SocietyFerdinand Tonnies 2. The Metropolis and Mental LifeGeorg Simmel 3. Urbanism as a Way of LifeLouis Wirth 4. Theories of UrbanismClaude S. Fischer 5. The Uses of City NeighborhoodsJane Jacobs 6. Networks, Neighborhoods, and CommunitiesBarry Wellman 7. Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social CapitalRobert Putnam  Part 2: Understanding Urban Growth in the Capitalist City 8. Human Ecology Robert Park 9. The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research ProjectErnest Burgess 10. The Urban Process under Capitalism: A Framework for AnalysisDavid Harvey 11. The City as a Growth MachineJohn Logan and Harvey Molotch  12. Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private CityGregory Squires 13. Los Angeles and the Chicago School: Invitation to a Debate Michael Dear  14. Cities and the Geographies of "Actually Existing NeoliberalismNeil Brenner and Nik Theodore 15. Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First CenturyPeter Dreier, John Mollenkopf and Todd Swanstrom 16. "Urban Ecological Footprints: Why Cities Cannot Be Sustainable'And Why They Are A Key to Sustainability"William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel Part 3: Racial and Social Inequality 17.  The Philadelphia NegroW.E.B. DuBois 18. The Cost of Racial and Class Exclusion in the Inner CityLoic Wacquant and William Julius Wilson 19. Segregation and the Making of the UnderclassDouglas S. Massey and Nancy Denton 20. The Immigrant Enclave: Theory and Empirical ExamplesAlejandro Portes and Robert D. Manning 21. Spatial Disparities in the Expansion of the Chinese Ethnoburb of Los AngelesJan Lin and Paul Robinson 22. Men Without Property: The Tramp's Classification and Use of Urban SpaceJames S. Duncan 23. Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina: Social Differences in Human Responses to DisasterJames R. Elliott and Jeremy Pais Part 4: Gender and Sexuality24. City Spatial Structure, Women's Household Work, and National Urban PolicyAnn Markusen  25. Race,' Space and Power: The Survival Strategies of Working Poor WomenMelissa Gilbert 26. Gender and Space: Lesbians and Gay Men in the CitySy Adler and Johanna Brenner 27. Freeing South Africa: The 'Modernization' of Male-Male Sexuality in SowetoDonald L. Donham 28. Whose Place is this Space? Life in the Street Prostitution Area of Helsinki, FinlandSirpa Tani Part 5: Globalization and Transnationality  29. The World City HypothesisJohn Friedmann 30. Whose City Is It? Globalization and the Formation of New ClaimsSaskia Sassen 31. Globalizing Singapore: Debating Transnational Flows in the CityBrenda S. A. Yeoh and T. C. Chang 32. City Life: West African Communities in New YorkPaul Stoller and Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha 33. Social Remittances: Migration Driven Local-level Forms of Cultural Diffusion Peggy Levitt Part 6: Culture and the City 34. Whose Culture? Whose City?Sharon Zukin 35. Cities and the Creative ClassRichard Florida36. Cultures of Circulation and the Urban Imaginary: Miami as Example and ExemplarEdward LiPuma and Thomas Koelble 37. Staying Vietnamese: Community and Place in Orange County and BostonKarin Aguilar-San Juan Part 7: Regulation and Rights in Urban Space 38. Spatial Governmentality and the New Urban Social Order: Controlling Gender Violence through LawS. E. Merry 39. The Erosion of Public Space and the Public RealmSetha Low 40. Fortified Enclaves: The New Urban SegregationTeresa P. Caldeira 41. Casinos, Prisons, Incinerators and Other Fragments of Neoliberal Urban DevelopmentChristopher Mele 42. Spaces of Insurgent CitizenshipJames Holston 43. The Right to the CityDavid Harvey