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Understanding Cities

About the Series

Understanding Cities is a series of three texts co-produced with The Open University. Each text works well as a stand-alone but together the 3 tell a coherent story and form a comprehensive textbook package for undergraduates on cities or urban sociology courses. The series builds on many courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences including geography, sociology and social policy and draws authors from all these disciplines. All three books include: * two colour text throughout * student activites and discussion questions * references and further reading sugestions * the last chapter of each provides a conclusion to the whole book * core ideas discussed in detail are indexed in bold * maps, diagrams, line drawings and photos throughout.

3 Series Titles

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Unruly Cities? Order/Disorder

Unruly Cities?: Order/Disorder

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Brook, Gerry Mooney, Steve Pile
January 28, 2000

The text argues that cities are open to many forms of order and disorder both from within the city and outside. They represent cities potentials as well as their problems. It challenges the assumption that cities are threatened by disorder from below and that they might be ruled by 'order' imposed ...

Unsettling Cities Movement/Settlement

Unsettling Cities: Movement/Settlement

1st Edition

Edited By John Allen, Doreen Massey, Michael Pryke
January 28, 2000

This text examines the global nature of cities - cities whose openness has shaped their dynamism and character.It explores cities as sites of movement, migration and settlement where different peoples, cultures and environments combine. Unsettling Cities explores the mix of proximity and difference...

City Worlds

City Worlds

1st Edition

By John Allen, Doreen Massey, Steve Pile
February 01, 2000

For the first time in history, half of the worlds population is living in mega-cities. Never before have we confronted such a geography of the worlds people.Analysing cities through spatial understanding, City Worlds explores how different worlds within the city are brought into close proximity. ...

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