Urban Sociology Products

  • Studying Cities and City Life

    An Introduction to Methods of Research

    By Mark Abrahamson

    A textbook designed to provide an introduction to the major methods of obtaining data to use in analyzing cities and social life in cities. Major chapters focus upon best practices in: field studies (participant observation), natural experiments and quasi-experiments, surveys employing probability…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge

  • Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Routledge Revivals: Charles Booth's London (1969)

    A Portrait of the Poor at the Turn of the Century, Drawn from His "Life and Labour of the People in London"

    Edited by Albert Fried, Richard M. Elman

    First published in 1969, this book presents a one-volume anthology of Charles Booth’s Life and Labour of the People in London, the classic early study of the poor in the urban environment. The original text consists of a vast compendium of descriptions of families, homes, streets, conditions of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City

    Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    Graffiti and street art have captured a global following in recent years, and the result is a proliferation of tags, paintings, stickers and stencils in slick metropolitan cities as well as unexpected locales in impoverished areas. Part of their appeal is that the forms allow viewers an…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge

  • Retail Design

    Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Ann Petermans, Anthony Kent

    The late twentieth century saw rapid growth in consumption and the expansion of retailing and services. This was reflected in the number and type of stores and locations, from regional shopping malls and out-of-town superstores to concept and flagship stores. Retail design became an essential part…

    Hardback – 2016-11-16 
    Routledge

  • Community-Built

    Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place

    Edited by Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest

    Throughout history and around the world, community members have come together to build places, be it settlers constructing log cabins in nineteenth-century Canada, an artist group creating a waterfront gathering place along the Danube in Budapest, or residents helping revive small town Main Streets…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • Unmarried Women in Japan

    The drift into singlehood

    By Akiko Yoshida

    Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

    Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents

    Edited by Adenrele Awotona

    We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery to vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Urban Theory

    New critical perspectives

    Edited by Mark Jayne, Kevin Ward

    Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives provides an introduction to innovative critical contributions to the field of urban studies. Chapters offer easily accessible and digestible reviews, and as a reference text Urban Theory is a comprehensive and integrated primer which covers topics necessary…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Sociology of Crisis

    Visualising Urban Austerity

    By Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    The global financial crisis has demonstrated the impact and implications of late capitalism and its bedfellow, globalisation. In the European context, crisis is seen as a threat to the stability of the region, rather than a local or national concern. Post-2008, crisis is social and political,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Unequal Cities

    The Challenge of Post-Industrial Transition in Times of Austerity

    Edited by Costanzo Ranci, Roberta Cucca

    This seminal edited collection examines the impact of austerity and economic crisis on European cities. Whilst on the one hand the struggle for competitiveness has induced many European cities to invest in economic performance and attractiveness, on the other, national expenditure cuts and dominant…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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