The Urban World

Paperback | July 14, 2014

byJ. John Palen

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Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, and cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a twenty-first-century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns andthe changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with an accessible style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America's leading urban sociologists. He travels the world and adds fresh insights, gleaned firsthand, to each edition of his text. Featuring an exceptionallyclear writing style, The Urban World is also enhanced by such enduring features as robust academic content and an instructor-friendly organization. The book is accompanied by a comprehensive test bank and PowerPoint-based slides for qualified instructors.

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Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, and cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a twenty-first-century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns andthe changing nature of urban life. Combining e...

J. John Palen is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199371962

ISBN - 13:9780199371969

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Table of Contents

Part I Focus and Development1. The Urban World2. The Emergence of CitiesPart II American Urbanization3. The Rise of Urban America4. Ecology and Political Economy Perspectives5. Metro and Edge City Growth6. The Suburban EraPart III Metropolitan Life7. Urban Culture and Lifestyles8. The Social Environment of Metro Areas: Strangers, Crowding, Homelessness, and Crime9. Diversity: Women, Ethnics, and African Americans10. Diversity: Latinos, Asians, and Native AmericansPart IV Metro Issues, Housing, Sprawl, and Planning11. Cities and Change12. Housing Policies, Sprawl, and Smart Growth13. Planning, New Towns, and New UrbanismPart V Worldwide Urbanization14. Developing Countries15. Asian Urban Patterns16. African and Latin American Urbanization17. Conclusion: Toward the Urban FutureName IndexSubject IndexAbout the Author