Urban Canada

Paperback | January 16, 2014

EditorHarry H. Hiller

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Cities are not just locations on a map: they are diverse places in which human interaction unites and divides, stimulates and antagonizes, is structured and resisted. Bringing together 17 chapters contributed by experts in the field, Urban Canada offers a composite sketch of the dynamics ofurbanization and the layered structure of urban life in Canada today. Updated and revised throughout, this third edition incorporates cutting-edge research and offers brand-new chapters on urban public spaces and urban sustainability.

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Cities are not just locations on a map: they are diverse places in which human interaction unites and divides, stimulates and antagonizes, is structured and resisted. Bringing together 17 chapters contributed by experts in the field, Urban Canada offers a composite sketch of the dynamics ofurbanization and the layered structure of urba...

Harry H. Hiller is Professor of Urban Sociology at the University of Calgary. His specialization is on urban development and change but with a specific focus on the urban impact of mega-events such as the Olympics. In addition to Urban Canada, he is the author of Canadian Society: A Macro Analysis, 5e (Pearson, 2006), Second Promise...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.61 inPublished:January 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgementsContributorsHarry H. Hiller: Introduction: Urbanization and the CityGetting Perspective1. Harry H. Hiller: Canadian Urbanization in Historical and Global PerspectiveIntroductionThe City in HistoryThe Agricultural Revolution: Precursor to the Modern CityThe Rise and Fall of CitiesCapitalism, Industrialism, and the CityColonialism and the Rise of New CitiesUrban Restructuring and the World EconomyGlobal Differences in UrbanizationThe New Urban OrderConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective2. Harry H. Hiller: The Dynamics of Canadian UrbanizationIntroductionColonialism and StaplesCommercial Cities and Agricultural HinterlandsRailways and the Industrial CityUrbanization in the WestIncreasing the Scale of Urbanization: The Twentieth CenturyChanging Features of the Canadian Urban SystemConclusionNotesStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective3. John Hannigan: Analyzing and Interpreting the City: Theory and MethodIntroductionThe Beginnings of Sociological Interpretation of Cities: The Chicago SchoolFive Theoretical ModelsConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective4. Bill Reimer: Rural and Urban: Differences and Common GroundIntroductionHistory of the Transformation (How Did We Get Here?)Characteristics of the New Rural Economy in CanadaRural-Urban Interdependence in the New EconomyConclusionNotesStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective5. Keith N. Hampton: Social Ties and Community in Urban PlacesIntroductionUrbanization and CommunityCommunity and Social NetworksSocial Capital and the Privatization of CommunityCommunity in the Network SocietyConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective6. Mervyn Horgan and Leslie Kern: Urban Public Spaces: Streets, Stangership, and SecuritizationIntroductionNegative Perceptions of the CityTypes of Social Order: Private, Parochial, PublicUrban Interactions and Instrumentally Rational ActionIndifference, Individuality, and Personal FreedomCivil Inattention, Anonymity, IncivilityJane Jacobs on Feeling Safe among Strangers in PublicThe Paradox of Women's FearThe Case of Street HarassmentCrime and Urban DesignUrban Citizenship and Public SpaceSUV Citizenship and Sadistic Street EnvironmentsDesignated Protest Zones and the New Military UrbanismCondominiumization and Quasi-public SpaceConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective7. Daniyal Zuberi: Urban Inequality and Urban Social MovementsIntroductionInequality in the CityMeasuring Urban InequalityExplaining Urban Inequality TrendsInequalities in Urban InstitutionsFrom a Comparative Perspective: The Mitigating Role of Public InvestmentUrban Social MovementsReproducing Inequality: How the Wealthy and Powerful Organize to Protect PrivilegesUrban Social Movements: How the Disadvantaged Organize to Improve Their Lives and Communities as Well as Rights and Services in the CityConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective8. Eric Fong: Immigration and Race in the CityIntroductionHistory of ImmigrationWhere Immigrants SettleRacial and Ethnic Composition of CitiesImmigration and Ethnic Relations in CitiesSocio-economic Background of ImmigrantsEconomic Attainments of ImmigrantsRacial and Ethnic Residential PatternsEthnic BusinessesEthnic EconomyConclusionNotesStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective9. Evelyn J. Peters: Aboriginal Peoples in Urban AreasIntroductionAre Aboriginal People Abandoning Reserves and Rural Areas and Moving to Cities?Are Aboriginal Cultures Incompatible with Urban Life?Are Aboriginal People Marginalized in Urban Areas?Are Aboriginal People in Cities Forming Neighbourhood Concentrations?ConclusionNotesStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective10. A.R. Gillis: Big Cities, Social Pathology, and CrimeIntroductionUrbanization and CivilizationPopulation Density and Social Pathology in Lab RatsThe Joys of High-DensitySize MattersSize, Density, and Diversity: The Chicago School of Urban SociologyDeviance Service CentresCity Size and Social PathologyAnalyzing City Size and Rates of HomicideMurder in Metro Areas, Cities, and SuburbsChicago and TorontoSelective Suburbanization and the Structure of CitiesConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective11. Gerda R. Wekerle: Gender and the City: Urban Restructuring, Social Exclusion, and Democratic ParticipationIntroductionSocial Inclusion and Exclusion in the CityHousing and GenderSuburbia and Social ExclusionA Gendered Perspective on Suburbs and Urban SustainabilityMobility and Social ExclusionMobility in the City: Transit Equity MovementsGender and Democratic GovernanceConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective12. John Hannigan: The New Urban Political EconomyIntroductionFactors Contributing to the Emergence of Urban Political EconomyThree Key TheoriesThe Entrepreneurial CityThe Cultural/Symbolic Emphasis of Political EconomyStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective13. Sonia Bookman: Consumer Culture, City Space, and Urban LifeIntroductionConsumer Culture and the CityRetail BrandscapesShopping CentresCultural Quarters, Urban VillagesConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective14. Brent Berry: Housing and Homelessness: Sociological FactorsIntroductionHousing Differentiates Private from PublicTypes of Housing and Tenure ArrangementsHousehold Change and Housing ChoicesHousing and InequalityHousing Projects and Assistance ProgramsHomelessnessProgress and Setbacks in Housing the HomelessOther Responses to HomelessnessStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective15. Louis Guay and Pierre Hamel: Urban Change and Policy Responses in QuebecIntroductionThe Evolution of Urbanization in QuebecRecent Factors in Quebec's Urban TransformationUrban Consolidation and Policy ChoicesConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGetting Perspective16. Jon Caulfield: The Form of the City: The Case of TorontoIntroductionThe DistilleryHoly Trinity ChurchRegent ParkConclusionProject: Exploring City Places PhotographicallyNotesSuggested Reading and ViewingReferencesGetting Perspective17. Jyoti Gondek: Urban Sustainability: The Social SideIntroductionSustainabilityWhat to Sustain and Who to Sustain it ForAltruism and Symbolism in Urban SustainabilityUrban Sustainability in ActionConclusionStudy and Discussion QuestionsSuggested ReadingReferencesGlossaryIndex

Editorial Reviews

"I like that this textbook covers the majority of social justice issues that exist in the city. . . . It is unique in that it focusses almost entirely on Canada." -Alexandre Ouimet, Vanier College