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The New Urban Sociology by Mark Gottdiener
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Organized around an integrated paradigm-the sociospatial perspective-this breakthrough text considers the role played by social factors such as race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas. By moving beyond the traditional city/suburb dichotomy, the authors unique focus on the continuously changing nature of metropolitan regions makes the material more relevant to students personal experiences, and the cohesive conceptual framework engages students critical thinking skills. Fully revised throughout, this edition features expanded discussions of international regions, key concepts, and the effect of the economic crisis on housing markets, public policy, and urban development. Concise and accessible, this book offers students a brief, intelligible history of urban life from its origins to the industrial period, as well as a clear, sophisticated summary of urban social theory.

Author Biography

Mark Gottdiener is professor of sociology at SUNY-Buffalo and the recipient of the 2011 Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of numerous books, including "The Theming of America; Las Vegas: The Social Production of an All-American City; New Forms of Consumption: Consumer, Culture, and Commodification; Postmodern Semiotics;" and "The Social Production of Urban Space." Ray Hutchison is professor of sociology and chair of urban and regional studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is series editor of "Research in Urban Sociology" and senior editor of the forthcoming three-volume "Encyclopedia of Urban Studies."
Release date Australia
February 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
black & white halftones, black & white tables, maps, figures
Westview Press Inc
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