E-books: Urban Sociology - Urban Studies

  • Pragmatic Spatial Planning: Practial Theory for Professionals book cover

    Pragmatic Spatial Planning

    Practial Theory for Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Charles Hoch

    Instead of seeking theory to justify practical professional judgments this book describes how professionals can and should use theory to guide these judgments. Professional spatial planning in the US, and globally, continues to suffer from a weak conceptual grasp of its own practice. Practitioners…

    eBook – 2019-07-10
    Routledge

  • The New Urban Sociology book cover

    The New Urban Sociology

    6th Edition

    By Mark Gottdiener, Randolph Hohle, Colby King

    Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to students. Organized around an integrated paradigm, the sociospatial perspective, this text examines the role played by social factors…

    eBook – 2019-05-17
    Routledge

  • Cities, Change, and Conflict: A Political Economy of Urban Life book cover

    Cities, Change, and Conflict

    A Political Economy of Urban Life, 5th Edition

    By Nancy Kleniewski, Alexander R. Thomas

    Cities, Change, and Conflict was one of the first texts to embrace the perspective of political economy as its main explanatory framework, and then complement it with the rich contributions found in the human ecology perspective. Although its primary focus is on North American cities, the book…

    eBook – 2019-02-25
    Routledge

  • Policy Analysis as Problem Solving: A Flexible and Evidence-Based Framework book cover

    Policy Analysis as Problem Solving

    A Flexible and Evidence-Based Framework, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Meltzer, Alex Schwartz

    Drawing extensively from real-life cases, Policy Analysis as Problem Solving helps students develop the analytic skills necessary to advise government officials and nonprofit executives on a wide range of policy issues. Unlike other texts, Policy Analysis as Problem Solving employs a pragmatic,…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Urban Criminology: The City, Disorder, Harm and Social Control book cover

    Urban Criminology

    The City, Disorder, Harm and Social Control, 1st Edition

    By Rowland Atkinson, Gareth Millington

    Urban Criminology offers an accessible analysis of our urban condition, viewed through the prism of crime, disorder and social harm. This book gathers cutting-edge treatments, research field reports and critical examinations of crime and harm in cities, from the disciplines of urban studies and…

    eBook – 2018-11-08
    Routledge

  • American Hometown Renewal: Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials book cover

    American Hometown Renewal

    Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials, 1st Edition

    By Gary A. Mattson

    Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town’s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the…

    eBook – 2016-09-13
    Routledge

  • Experiencing Cities book cover

    Experiencing Cities

    3rd Edition

    By Mark Hutter

    This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter’s academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures…

    eBook – 2015-12-22
    Routledge
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • The Gentrification Debates: A Reader book cover

    The Gentrification Debates

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By Japonica Brown-Saracino

    Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification.…

    eBook – 2013-09-13
    Routledge
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America book cover

    Unhealthy Cities

    Poverty, Race, and Place in America, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Fitzpatrick, Mark LaGory

    The purpose of this book is to show the important role that space and place plays in the health of urban residents, particularly those living in high poverty ghettos. The book brings together research and writing from a variety of disciplines to demonstrate the health costs of being poor in America…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Urban Education: A Model for Leadership and Policy book cover

    Urban Education

    A Model for Leadership and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Symms Gallagher, Rodney Goodyear, Dominic Brewer, Robert Rueda

    Many factors complicate the education of urban students. Among them have been issues related to population density; racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity; poverty; racism (individual and institutional); and funding levels. Although urban educators have been addressing these issues for…

    eBook – 2013-03-19
    Routledge

  • The City: The Basics book cover

    The City: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Archer

    The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives – economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered – to provide a broad comparison of the evolution of cities in the rich Global…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis book cover

    The Connected City

    How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis, 1st Edition

    By Zachary P. Neal

    The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three…

    eBook – 2012-08-06
    Routledge
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

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