Urban Social Geography: An Introduction

Paperback | November 26, 2009

byPaul Knox, Steven PinchEditorPaul Knox

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The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously presenting well established approaches to the subject, it ensures students are well-informed about all the issues. The result is a topical book that is clear and accessible for students

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The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst...

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The sixth edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work ...

Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech.  His recent books include Small Town Sustainability (with H. Mayer), Urbanization (with L. McCarthy), Metroburbia , USA and The Geography of the World Economy (with J. Agnew and L. McCarthy). Steven Pinch is a Professor in...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:November 26, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0273717634

ISBN - 13:9780273717638

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 1. Social Geography and The Sociospatial Dialectic

2. The Changing Economic Context of City Life

3. The Cultures of Cities   

4. Patterns of Sociospatial Differentiation

5. Spatial and Institutional Frameworks: Citizens, The State, And Civil Society

6. Structures of Building Provision And The Social Production Of The Urban Environment

7. The Social Dimensions of Modern Urbanism

8. Segregation and Congregation

9. Neighbourhood, Community, and The Social Construction Of Place

10. Environment and Behaviour in Urban Settings

11. Bodies, Sexuality and The City

12. Residential Mobility and Neighbourhood Change

13. Urban Change and Conflict

14. Whither Urban Social Geography?: Recent Developments