Sociology: Urban Sociology

  • New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age book cover

    New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Planning for AuthentiCITIES book cover

    Planning for AuthentiCITIES

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Tate, Brettany Shannon

    Authenticity resonates throughout the urbanizing world. As cities’ commercial corridors and downtowns start to look increasingly the same, and gentrification displaces many original neighborhood residents, we are left with a sense that our cities are becoming "hollowed out," bereft of the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods

    1st Edition

    Edited by Celia Lury, Rachel Fensham, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Sybille Lammes, Angela Last, Mike Michael, Emma Uprichard

    The landscape of contemporary research is characterized by growing interdisciplinarity, and disciplinary boundaries are blurring faster than ever. Yet while interdisciplinary methods, and methodological innovation in general, are often presented as the ‘holy grail’ of research, there are few…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Children, Nature and Cities: Rethinking the Connections book cover

    Children, Nature and Cities

    Rethinking the Connections, 1st Edition

    By Claire Freeman, Yolanda van Heezik

    That children need nature for health and well-being is widely accepted, but what type of nature? Specifically, what type of nature is not only necessary but realistically available in the complex and rapidly changing worlds that children currently live in? This book examines child-nature…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise book cover

    Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Youth, Class and Education in Urban India: The year that can break or make you book cover

    Youth, Class and Education in Urban India

    The year that can break or make you, 1st Edition

    By David Sancho

    Urban India is undergoing a rapid transformation, which also encompasses the educational sector. Since 1991, this important new market in private English-medium schools, along with an explosion of private coaching centres, has transformed the lives of children and their families, as the attainment…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • Urban Development in India: Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata book cover

    Urban Development in India

    Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Shiladitya Bose

    Indian diaspora has had a complex and multifaceted role in catalyzing, justifying and promoting a transformed urban landscape in India. Focussing on Kolkata/ Calcutta, this book analyses the changing landscapes over the past two decades of one of the world’s most fascinating and iconic cities.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City: The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes book cover

    UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City

    The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes, 1st Edition

    By Richard Bramwell

    Young people in London have contributed to the production of a distinctively British rap culture. This book moves beyond accounts of Hip-Hop’s marginality and shows, with an examination of the production, dissemination and use of rap in London, how this cultural form plays an important role in the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Public Goods versus Economic Interests: Global Perspectives on the History of Squatting book cover

    Public Goods versus Economic Interests

    Global Perspectives on the History of Squatting, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • Urban Marginalisation in South Asia: Waste Pickers in Calcutta book cover

    Urban Marginalisation in South Asia

    Waste Pickers in Calcutta, 1st Edition

    By Nandini Sen

    The community of waste pickers in Calcutta stands on its own against the hostile outside which comprises the state, elites and mainstream society. The residents of this unique world continuously try to escape the ‘ideal’ world of uniform homogeneity of legally legitimate profession, shelter,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Urban Sores: On the Interaction between Segregation, Urban Decay and Deprived Neighbourhoods book cover

    Urban Sores

    On the Interaction between Segregation, Urban Decay and Deprived Neighbourhoods, 1st Edition

    By Hans Skifter Andersen

    This title was first published in 2003. Most European cities have experienced problems in certain neighbourhoods that are termed deprived or excluded. Traditionally these were found in the oldest urban areas with lowest quality housing, but since the 1980s, such areas have emerged in housing…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revitalizing Urban Waterway Communities: Streams of Environmental Justice book cover

    Revitalizing Urban Waterway Communities

    Streams of Environmental Justice, 1st Edition

    By Richard Smardon, Sharon Moran, April Karen Baptiste

    The revitalizing and restoration of rivers, creeks and streams is a major focus of urban conservation activity throughout North America and Europe. This book presents models and examples for organizing multiple stakeholders for purposes of waterway revitalization—if not restoration—within a context…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

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