Urban Sociology Products

  • Confronting the Challenges of Urbanization in China

    Insights from Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Zai Liang, Steven F. Messner, Youqin Huang, Cheng Chen

    Since the late 1970s, China has experienced an unprecedented pace of urbanization. In 1978, only 17.8% of the population resided in urban areas, but by 2013 the level of urbanization had reached 53.8%. During the same period, China also enjoyed spectacular economic growth. China had become the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Public Goods versus Economic Interests

    Global Perspectives on the History of Squatting

    Edited by Freia Anders, Alexander Sedlmaier

    Squatting is currently a global phenomenon. A concomitant of economic development and social conflict, squatting attracts public attention because – implicitly or explicitly – it questions property relations from the perspective of the basic human need for shelter. So far neglected by historical…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Intersectional Pedagogy

    Complicating Identity and Social Justice

    Edited by Kim Case

    Intersectional Pedagogy explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about intersections of identity as informed by intersectional theory. Formatted in three easy-to-follow sections, this collection explores the pedagogy of intersectionality to address lived experiences that…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics

    Social and Cultural Tectonics in the 21st Century

    Edited by Graham Cairns

    Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics brings together a series of thirteen interviews by editor Graham Cairns in collaboration with some of the most prominent polemic thinkers and critical practitioners from the fields of architecture and the social sciences, including Noam Chomsky,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Policing the 2012 London Olympics

    Legacy and Social Exclusion

    By Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • The Urban Contract

    Community, Governance and Capitalism

    By Paolo Perulli

    Today, the increasing mobility of capital, people and information has changed the space relations of urban societies. Contractual relations have increased in every field of social life: in the economic field, but also in the political, and in creative and scientific areas. Contracts are not only…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge

  • Spatial Violence

    Edited by Andrew Herscher, Anooradha Siddiqi

    This book poses spatial violence as a constitutive dimension of architecture and its epistemologies, as well as a method for theoretical and historical inquiry intrinsic to architecture; and thereby offers an alternative to predominant readings of spatial violence as a topic, event, fact, or other…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Green Gentrification

    Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

    By Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis

    Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • The Social Fabric of Cities

    By Vinicius M Netto

    Ambitious in scope and bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory and planning, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multi-dimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning

    From Puritan Colonies to Garden Cities

    By Duncan Bowie

    Focusing on the key period between the late 18th century and 1914, this book provides the first comprehensive narrative account of radical and socialist texts and organised movements for reform to land planning and housing policies in Britain. Beginning with the early colonial settlements in the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge

  • Regulation and Social Control of Incivilities

    By Nina Peršak

    The increasing trend and prevalence of incivilities-targeting punitive regulatory measures across Europe raises important issues regarding the legitimacy, effectiveness and impact of such formal social control. Regulation and Social Control of Incivilities addresses the pertinent issues of current…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • The Victorian Novelist

    Social Problems and Change

    Edited by Kate Flint

    First published in 1987. Many Victorian novels that considered social problems made extensive use of contemporary source material for their descriptions. This book aims to provide a greater acquaintance with this non-literary material — illustrating and exemplifying issues that the authors treated…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

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