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Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies


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Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Urban Life in Kingston Jamaica: The Culture and Class Ideology of Two Neighborhoods

Urban Life in Kingston Jamaica: The Culture and Class Ideology of Two Neighborhoods

1st Edition

Diane J. Austin
April 09, 2019

This book, first published in 1984, recounts the daily life, the politics, religion and leisure pursuits of Jamaicans in working- and middle-class Kingston. The study is based upon the author’s observations of life in Selton Town and Vermount, two neighborhoods of Kingston, between 1971 and 1982....

The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods

The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods

1st Edition

Valerie Slaughter Brown
April 09, 2019

First published in 1997. Considerable research has been done to identify neighbourhood influences on children’s affective states, motivation, and behaviour. This population, along with the elderly, are the nation’s largest dependent groups. In contrast, little research has been done to determine...

Identity and Poverty: Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents

Identity and Poverty: Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents

1st Edition

Laura DeHaan, Shelley MacDermid
April 09, 2019

This book, first published in 1996, examines an important developmental transition: the formation of identity, as well as the influence that having a well-developed identity may have, on a sample of adolescents living in urban Chicago. This study proposes that identity commitment, exploration, and...

Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

1st Edition

John Harriss, Mick Moore
April 09, 2019

First published in 1984. It is widely acknowledged that rural-urban differences and interrelationships play an important role in the development process. Some theorists believe they are a primary cause of continuing poverty in poor nations. This volume of essays summarises and appraises theories of...

Urban Deprivation and the Inner City

Urban Deprivation and the Inner City

1st Edition

Colin Jones
April 09, 2019

Originally published in 1979. Phenomena such as high levels of unemployment, decaying and vandalised council estates, poor educational achievements by schoolchildren and the population decline in inner cities are just some of the problems challenged by this important work. The contributors from...

The Romance of Culture in an Urban Civilisation: Robert E. Park on Race and Ethnic Relations in Cities

The Romance of Culture in an Urban Civilisation: Robert E. Park on Race and Ethnic Relations in Cities

1st Edition

Barbara Ballis Lal
April 09, 2019

In this book, originally published in 1990, the author presents a general, critical overview of Robert E. Park and the Chicago school of American sociology. Lal concentrates on the contribution that Park and those working within the Chicago school tradition have made to the area of urban race and...

Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy

Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy

1st Edition

Brian Robson
April 09, 2019

This book, first published in 1987, addresses questions which have gained new importance in the light of the continuing erosion of the economic base and social stability of cities. The recurring riots in inner cities are but the outward manifestation of the profound collapse of the civic societies...

Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets

Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets

1st Edition

Susanne Schmitz
April 09, 2019

This study, first published in 1996, investigates the effects that local labor market conditions may have on the economic status of women and blacks, relative to their white male counterparts. More precisely, it examines the impact that local labor market conditions have on estimates of labor...

The British New Towns: A Programme without a Policy

The British New Towns: A Programme without a Policy

1st Edition

Meryl Aldridge
April 09, 2019

First published in 1979. Concern about the processes at work in Britain’s urban areas, coupled with steep declines in the population projections, led to a review of urban and regional policies in the mid-1970s, with major implications for the new towns as an element of national policy. The various...

Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis

Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis

1st Edition

'Bola Ayeni
April 09, 2019

This book, first published in 1979, discusses the concepts, models and techniques used in urban analysis and planning. This study reviews many of the older concepts and models of urban spatial structure, laying the foundations of analysis carried out in the later parts of the book. Topics such as...

Leisure and Urban Processes: Critical Studies of Leisure Policy in Western European Cities

Leisure and Urban Processes: Critical Studies of Leisure Policy in Western European Cities

1st Edition

Peter Bramham, Ian Henry, Hans Mommaas, Hugo van der Poel
April 09, 2019

First published in 1989. Focusing on leisure and policy in West European cities, this interdisciplinary study is written by leading policy analysts and academics from six European Community states: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The emergence of leisure as...

Operational Urban Models: An Introduction

Operational Urban Models: An Introduction

1st Edition

David Foot
April 09, 2019

First published in 1981. Urban modelling techniques are an established tool in assessing the possible repercussions of major changes in land use. This book is an introductory guide to the various models that have been developed and to how they can be applied in planning practice, particularly with...

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