9780813344256

The New Urban Sociology: Fourth Edition

Gottdiener, Mark; Hutchison, Ray

ISBN 10: 0813344255 / 0-8133-4425-5
ISBN 13: 9780813344256
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Organized around an integrated paradigm葉he sociospatial perspective葉his 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. It integrates the social ecological with the political economy paradigm through a fresh theoretical approach emphasizing the importance of space to social life and real estate to the economy and urban development. Fully revised throughout, this edition features a new chapter on metropolitan social policy and 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.

Product Description:
Organized around an integrated paradigm葉he sociospatial perspective葉he fourth edition of this breakthrough text considers the impact of social factors such as race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas. Moving beyond the traditional city穆uburb dichotomy, The New Urban Sociology provides a unique focus on the continuously changing nature of metropolitan regions. It integrates the social ecological with the political economy paradigm through a fresh theoretical approach emphasizing the importance of space to social life and real estate to the economy and urban development. This fully revised edition features a new chapter on metropolitan social policy and expanded discussions of international regions, key concepts, and the effect of the economic crisis on housing markets, public policy, and urban development.

About the Author:
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.

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