Sociology: Book Series

Cities and Society

Cities and Society

Series Editor:

Cities and Society is a series disseminating high quality new research and scholarship which contribute to a sociological understanding of the city. The series promotes scholarly engagement with contemporary issues such as urban access to public and private services; urban governance; urban conflict and protest; residential segregation and its effects; urban infrastructure; privacy, sociability and lifestyles; the city and space; and the sustainable city.

  • Contentious Politics and the Welfare State

    Squatting in Sweden, 1st Edition

    By Dominika V. Polanska

    This book outlines the history of squatting in Sweden and analyses the conditions under which squatting has intensified and declined in the country between 1968 and 2016. With close attention to the relationship between civil society and the state in the Swedish context, and the manner in which…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28 
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  • 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
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  • Everyday Life in the Gentrifying City

    On Displacement, Ethnic Privileging and the Right to Stay Put, 1st Edition

    By Tone Huse

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Oslo, Everyday Life in the Gentrifying City offers an examination of gentrification from below, exploring the effects of this process upon city neighbourhoods and those that inhabit them, whether residents, business owners and their customers, or local…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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  • Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South

    Poverty, Segregation and Social Networks in São Paulo, 1st Edition

    By Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques

    Contending that everyday sociability and social networks are central elements to an understanding of urban poverty, Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South draws on detailed research conducted in São Paulo in an examination of the social networks of individuals who identify as poor. The…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • Beyond the Resources of Poverty

    Gecekondu Living in the Turkish Capital, 1st Edition

    By Sebnem Eroglu

    This groundbreaking volume researches the lives of gecekondu settlers in the capital city of Turkey in order to understand how households cope with poverty and why some households are more successful than others in reducing their deprivation. It takes a critical stance towards existing conceptions…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • Boosting Competitiveness Through Decentralization

    Subnational Comparison of Local Development in Mexico, 1st Edition

    By Aylin Topal

    Decentralization is accepted as one of the defining features of the third wave of democratic transitions in Latin America and commonly understood as an index and an agent of democratization. This rather optimistic perspective is inherent in the literature which is dominated by two theories. The…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Residential Segregation in Comparative Perspective

    Making Sense of Contextual Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Kuniko Fujita

    Edited by Thomas Maloutas

    We know very little about variations in urban class and ethnic segregation among nations and even less about differences among cities in different regions of the world. Spatial organization (places and neighbourhoods) matters significantly in some cities in reproducing class relations and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Social Mobility and Neighbourhood Choice

    Turkish-Germans in Berlin, 1st Edition

    By Christine Barwick

    What are the consequences of staying in or moving out of a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhood? In European urban sociology, research has mostly focused either on lower class ethnic minorities, or on white ethnic majority middle classes. By contrast, studies on upwardly mobile ethnic…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
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    Cities and Society

  • Creating the Unequal City

    The Exclusionary Consequences of Everyday Routines in Berlin, 1st Edition

    Edited by Talja Blokland, Carlotta Giustozzi, Daniela Krüger, Hannah Schilling

    Cities can be seen as geographical imaginaries: places have meanings attributed so that they are perceived, represented and interpreted in a particular way. We may therefore speak of cityness rather than 'the city': the city is always in the making. It cannot be grasped as a fixed structure in…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
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  • Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kerstin Jacobsson

    What can we learn about collective action across Central and Eastern Europe by focusing on activism within urban spaces? This volume argues that the recent resurgence of urban grassroots mobilisation represents a new phase in the development of post-socialist civil societies and that these civil…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
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