This anthology synthesises a wealth of published research to provide students of the city with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key concepts and themes in contemporary urban studies.
This collection comprises over 130 seminal readings accompanied by embedded references to guide further study. The readings have been selected from an international range of academic and professional journals. They include some of the most influential classic writings on the city as well as more recent research that contributes significantly to our understanding of the contemporary city.
In addition to its global perspective, the anthology is based on a cross-disciplinary approach, drawing on the best scholarship to illuminate the complex nature of the city. Research has been incorporated from fields as diverse as geography, economics, planning, sociology, politics, psychology, architecture, history and archaeology to provide an essential collection of readings on The City.
Volume 1. The City in Global Context. Volume 2. Land Use Structure and Change in the Western City. Volume 3. Economic Structure and Change in the Western City. Volume 4. Society and Politics in the Western City. Volume 5. Cities in the Third World.
The Critical Concepts in Social Sciences series encompasses a wide area of study and consequently the series includes titles on a number of popular subject areas, including human geography, leisure, tourism and economics. Risk is a new publication within this series and a suitable apt title for the times we live in. Examining potential hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes and oil spills, the collection looks to uncover how we may better understand Risk Analysis.
The social sciences is a large area of study that is growing in interest and research output. Collections in this series look to collate the best of the available scholarship and are edited and introduced by leading academics in the field.