Sociology: Urban Sociology

  • The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katharine S. Willis, Alessandro Aurigi

    The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities explores the question of what it means for a city to be ‘smart’, raises some of the tensions emerging in smart city developments, and considers the implications for future ways of inhabiting and understanding the urban condition. The volume draws…

    Hardback – 2020-03-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Transnational Divorce: Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore book cover

    Transnational Divorce

    Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore, 1st Edition

    By Sharon Ee Ling Quah

    This book explores the transnational aspects of divorce experiences. Transnational Divorce uncovers the stories of four main groups of transnational divorcees at the field site of Singapore, including low-income marriage migrant women from less wealthy countries, low-income citizen men,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Family Sociology

  • Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis: 3 Volume Set book cover

    Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis

    3 Volume Set, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bryan Turner, Hannah Wolf, Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert

    Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis addresses the fact that in the beginning of the twenty-first century the majority of the world’s population is urbanized, a social fact that has turned cities more than ever into focal sites of social change. Multiple economic and political strategies…

    Hardback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Creating Future People: The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement book cover

    Creating Future People

    The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Anomaly

    Creating Future People offers readers a fast-paced primer on how new genetic technologies will enable parents to influence the traits of their children, including their intelligence, moral capacities, physical appearances, and immune systems.  It deftly explains the science of gene editing and…

    Paperback – 2020-02-24 
    Routledge

  • Implementing the Habit Agenda: Towards Child-centred Human Settlement Development in Developing Countries: Towards Child-centred Human Settlement Development in Developing Countries book cover

    Implementing the Habit Agenda: Towards Child-centred Human Settlement Development in Developing Countries

    Towards Child-centred Human Settlement Development in Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Edmundo Werna, André Dzikus, Lynette Ochola, Mano Kumarasuriyar

    Published in 1999, this text provides a comprehensive view of the problematique of urban children in developing countries. It starts by demonstrating why it is important to address housing and settlement-related problems faced by the children in developing countries. The book emphasizes that the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Planning for a Better Urban Living Environment in Asia book cover

    Planning for a Better Urban Living Environment in Asia

    1st Edition

    By Anthony Gar-On Yeh, Mee Kam Ng

    First published in 2000, this volume explores how Asia has developed very rapidly in the last quarter of the century and will be a main focus of the world in the 21st century. With rapid growth and development, the urban areas in the region are undergoing dramatic changes. An appreciation of the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Kuala Lumpur: Community, Infrastructure and Urban Inclusivity book cover

    Kuala Lumpur

    Community, Infrastructure and Urban Inclusivity, 1st Edition

    By Marek Kozlowski, Asma Mehan, Krzysztof Nawratek

    Kuala Lumpur is a diverse city representing many different religions and nationalities. Recent government policy has actively promoted unity and cohesion throughout the city; and the country of Malaysia, with the implementation of a programme called 1Malaysia. In this book, the authors investigate…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Cities and Labour Immigration: Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv book cover

    Cities and Labour Immigration

    Comparing Policy Responses in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv, 1st Edition

    By Michael Alexander

    Using a unique analytical framework based on host-stranger relations, this book explores the response of cities to the arrival and settlement of labour immigrants. Comparing the local policies of four cities - Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Tel Aviv - Michael Alexander charts the development of migrant…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series

  • Moralising Space: The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920 book cover

    Moralising Space

    The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Wilson

    Amidst the soot, stink and splendour of Victorian London, a coterie of citizen-sociologists set out to break up the British Empire. They were the followers of the French philosopher Auguste Comte, a controversial figure who introduced the modern science of sociology and the republican Religion of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Urban Knowledge and Innovation Spaces: Insights, Inspirations and Inclinations from Global Practices book cover

    Urban Knowledge and Innovation Spaces

    Insights, Inspirations and Inclinations from Global Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tan Yigitcanlar, Melih Bulu

    The expansion of knowledge economy, globalization, and economic competitiveness has imparted importance of knowledge and innovation in local economies worldwide. As a result, integrating knowledge generation and innovation considerations in urban planning and development processes has become an…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present book cover

    Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ilja Van Damme, Bert De Munck, Andrew Miles

    This volume critically challenges the current creative city debate from a historical perspective. In the last two decades, urban studies has been engulfed by a creative city narrative in which concepts like the creative economy, the creative class or creative industries proclaim the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Confronting the Challenges of Urbanization in China: Insights from Social Science Perspectives book cover

    Confronting the Challenges of Urbanization in China

    Insights from Social Science Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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