Sociology: Urban Sociology

  • City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban America book cover

    City Politics

    The Political Economy of Urban America, 10th Edition

    By Dennis R. Judd, Annika M. Hinze

    Praised for the clarity of its writing, careful research, and distinctive theme – that urban politics in the United States has evolved as a dynamic interaction between governmental power, private actors, and a politics of identity – City Politics remains a classic study of urban politics.  Its…

    Paperback – 2018-09-06
    Routledge

  • Urban Walls: Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces book cover

    Urban Walls

    Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Mattias Kärrholm

    In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls can be protective, but the protection they grant is…

    Hardback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Sport and Architecture book cover

    Sport and Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin S. Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise, the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • A Place to Call Home: Women as Agents of Change in Mumbai book cover

    A Place to Call Home

    Women as Agents of Change in Mumbai, 1st Edition

    By Ramya Ramanath

    Any city is a product of politics and economics, organizations and people. Yet, the life experiences of women uprooted from its poorest quarters seldom inform urban resettlement plans.  In this ethnographic field study, Ramya Ramanath, Associate Professor at DePaul University, examines the lives…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16
    Routledge

  • Social Justice in Contemporary Housing: Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle book cover

    Social Justice in Contemporary Housing

    Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle, 1st Edition

    By Helen Taylor

    Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy, but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Memory and Pluralism in the Baltic States book cover

    Memory and Pluralism in the Baltic States

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eva-Clarita Pettai

    Memories, both in individual and collective form, still have a significant impact on how people relate to political processes in Europe today. While much has been written about top-down attempts by states and political actors to mould people’s memories of the past through public commemoration,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Plants and Human Conflict book cover

    Plants and Human Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Eran Pichersky

    Perhaps the least appreciated dramatis personae in human history are plants. Humans, like all other animals, cannot produce their own food as plants do through photosynthesis, and must therefore acquire organic material for survival and growth by eating plants or by eating other animals that eat…

    Paperback – 2018-08-13
    CRC Press

  • Transport, Transgression and Politics in African Cities: The Rhythm of Chaos book cover

    Transport, Transgression and Politics in African Cities

    The Rhythm of Chaos, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel E. Agbiboa

    This collection of field-based case-studies examines the role and contributions of Africa’s informal public transport (also referred to as paratransit) to the production of city forms and urban economies, as well as the voices, experiences, and survival tactics of its poor and stigmatised workforce…

    Hardback – 2018-08-09
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Space, Place and Territory: A Critical Review on Spatialities book cover

    Space, Place and Territory

    A Critical Review on Spatialities, 1st Edition

    By Fabio Duarte

    Space, place and territory are concepts that lie at the core of geography and urban planning, environmental studies and sociology. Although space, place and territory are indeed polysemic and polemic, they have particular characteristics that distinguish them from each other. They are…

    Paperback – 2018-08-09
    Routledge

  • New Chinese Migrants in New Zealand: Becoming Cosmopolitan? Roots, Emotions, and Everyday Diversity book cover

    New Chinese Migrants in New Zealand

    Becoming Cosmopolitan? Roots, Emotions, and Everyday Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Bingyu Wang

    There are growing waves of ‘desirable’ migrants from Asia moving to New Zealand, a place experiencing increasing ethnic diversity, particularly in its largest metropolitan region Auckland. In purely demographic terms much of this diversity has been generated by policy shifts since the 1980s and the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat book cover

    Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Making Progress in Housing: A Framework for Collaborative Research book cover

    Making Progress in Housing

    A Framework for Collaborative Research, 1st Edition

    By Sean McNelis

    This book presents a new approach to housing research, one that is relevant to all the social sciences. Housing research is diverse and operates across many disciplines, approaches and methods making collaboration difficult. This book outlines a methodological framework that enables researchers…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Housing Research Series

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