Urban Canada

Paperback | July 21, 2009

byHarry Hiller

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Urbanization is a fact of Canadian life. With approximately 80 per cent of Canadians residing in cities, it is imperative that students understand the issues associated with urban living. Urban Canada, Second Edition is a contributed volume that approaches the study of city life in two ways. Ademographic approach examines the movements of people to cities, while a socio-cultural one emphasizes the pervasiveness of urban-oriented thinking, culture, and organization within society. This edition has been updated with completely rewritten chapters Urban Inequality and Aboriginal Peoples, inaddition to two brand new chapters on The Sociology of Housing and Consumer Culture. Urban Canada provides a succinct discussion of urban issues from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

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Urbanization is a fact of Canadian life. With approximately 80 per cent of Canadians residing in cities, it is imperative that students understand the issues associated with urban living. Urban Canada, Second Edition is a contributed volume that approaches the study of city life in two ways. Ademographic approach examines the movements...

Harry H. Hiller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary. He was Head of the Department of Sociology from 1982 to 1988. He has served two terms as Director of Graduate Studies, has served on the General Faculties Council, and is currently a member of the University Senate. Dr Hiller was Director of the 1994 Learneds Secr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.73 inPublished:July 21, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195430115

ISBN - 13:9780195430110

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AcknowledgementsContributorsHarry Hiller: Introduction: Urbanization and the City1. Harry Hiller: Canadian Urbanization in Historical and Global Perspective2. Harry Hiller: The Dynamics of Canadian Urbanization3. John Hannigan: Analyzing and Interpreting the City: Theory and Method4. Bill Reimer: Rural and Urban: Differences and Common Ground5. Keith Hampton: Social Ties and Community in Urban Places6. Daniyal Zuberi: Urban Inequality and Urban Social Movements - NEW AUTHOR!7. Eric Fong: Immigration and Race in the City8. Evelyn Peters: Aboriginal Peoples in Urban Areas9. Ron Gillis: Cities and Social Pathology10. Gerda Wekerle: Gender and the City11. John Hannigan: The New Urban Political Economy12. Sonia Bookman: Consumer Culture, City Space, and Urban Life - NEW CHAPTER!13. Brent Berry: The Sociology of Housing - NEW CHAPTER!14. Louis Guay and Pierre Hamel: Urban Changes and Policy Responses in Quebec15. Jon Caulfield: Toronto: The Form of the CityGlossaryIndex