Sociology: Urban Sociology

  • Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?: Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900 book cover

    Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?

    Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hollis Clayson, André Dombrowski

    "Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?" The question that guides this volume stems from Walter Benjamin's studies of nineteenth-century Parisian culture as the apex of capitalist aesthetics. Thirteen scholars test Benjamin's ideas about the centrality of Paris, formulated in the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • Racial Cities: Governance and the Segregation of Romani People in Urban Europe book cover

    Racial Cities

    Governance and the Segregation of Romani People in Urban Europe, 1st Edition

    By Giovanni Picker

    Going beyond race-blind approaches to spatial segregation in Europe, Racial Cities argues that race is the logic through which stigmatized and segregated "Gypsy urban areas" have emerged and persisted after World War II. Building on nearly a decade of ethnographic and historical research in Romania…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Gunder, Ali Madanipour, Vanessa Watson

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory presents key contemporary themes in planning theory through the views of some of the most innovative thinkers in planning. They introduce and explore their own specialized areas of planning theory, to conceptualize their contemporary positions and to…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA book cover

    Between Bohemia and Suburbia

    Boburbia in the USA, 1st Edition

    By William J. Weston

    This book identifies a distinctive kind of urban neighborhood that is on the rise throughout the USA, the dense, walkable, mixed-use bourgeois-bohemian suburb or the "boburb." It looks at case studies of areas to live in Louisville, Kentucky. Based on scores of interviews with college…

    Hardback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge
    Questioning Cities

  • The Human Rights City: New York, San Francisco, Barcelona book cover

    The Human Rights City

    New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, 1st Edition

    By Michele Grigolo

    We are used to thinking of human rights as a matter for state governments to deal with. Much less investigated is the question of what cities do with them, even though urban communities and municipalities have been discussing human rights for quite some time. In this volume, Grigolo borrows…

    Hardback – 2019-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Action Research for Sustainability: Social Imagination Between Citizens and Scientists book cover

    Action Research for Sustainability

    Social Imagination Between Citizens and Scientists, 1st Edition

    By Jonas Egmose

    How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge

  • Brands and the City: Entanglements and Implications for Urban Life book cover

    Brands and the City

    Entanglements and Implications for Urban Life, 1st Edition

    By Sonia Bookman

    From commercial retail environments to branded urban villages, brands are now a salient feature of contemporary cityscapes and are deeply entwined in people’s everyday lives. Drawing on extensive empirical material and recent theoretical developments in the sociology of brands, this book explores…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Migrant Housing: Architecture, Dwelling, Migration book cover

    Migrant Housing

    Architecture, Dwelling, Migration, 1st Edition

    By Mirjana Lozanovska

    Migrant Housing, the latest book by author Mirjana Lozanovska, examines the house as the architectural construct in the processes of migration. Housing is pivotal to any migration story, with studies showing that migrant participation in the adaptation or building of houses provides…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods book cover

    The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Slaughter Brown

    First published in 1997. Considerable research has been done to identify neighbourhood influences on children’s affective states, motivation, and behaviour. This population, along with the elderly, are the nation’s largest dependent groups. In contrast, little research has been done to determine…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

  • Identity and Poverty: Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents book cover

    Identity and Poverty

    Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents, 1st Edition

    By Laura DeHaan, Shelley MacDermid

    This book, first published in 1996, examines an important developmental transition: the formation of identity, as well as the influence that having a well-developed identity may have, on a sample of adolescents living in urban Chicago. This study proposes that identity commitment, exploration, and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

  • Development and the Rural-Urban Divide book cover

    Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Harriss, Mick Moore

    First published in 1984. It is widely acknowledged that rural-urban differences and interrelationships play an important role in the development process. Some theorists believe they are a primary cause of continuing poverty in poor nations. This volume of essays summarises and appraises theories of…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

  • Urban Deprivation and the Inner City book cover

    Urban Deprivation and the Inner City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Colin Jones

    Originally published in 1979. Phenomena such as high levels of unemployment, decaying and vandalised council estates, poor educational achievements by schoolchildren and the population decline in inner cities are just some of the problems challenged by this important work. The contributors from…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

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