Urban Studies: Urban Sociology - Urban Studies

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

    Social Justice in Contemporary Housing

    Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

    By Helen Taylor

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Disassembled Cities: Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities book cover

    Disassembled Cities

    Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities

    Edited by Elizabeth Sweet, Tim Imeokparia, Iván Arenas, Teresa Cordova, Deborah Youdell

    The edited collection provides an analysis of the effects of the global spread of contemporary capitalism that includes predatory practices such as harmful loan conditions, highly speculative investments, and war mongering for profit or economic advantage. The book is a grounded evaluation and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time book cover

    Twin Cities

    Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time

    Edited by John Garrard, Ekaterina Mikhailova

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of twin and border cities across the world. Drawing on examples of both internal and cross border twin cities, it explores the constant and changing features of twinned communities over time. The chapters explore a variety of urban formations including…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Place and Identity: Home as Performance book cover

    Place and Identity

    Home as Performance

    By Joanna Richardson

    The UK is experiencing a housing crisis unlike any other. Homelessness is on the increase and more people are at the mercy of landlords due to unaffordable housing. Place and Identity: The Performance of Home highlights that the meaning of home is not just found within the bricks and mortar; it is…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue book cover

    The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces

    An International Dialogue

    Edited by Lee Pugalis, Antonella Bruzzese, Jens Kae Fisker, Letizia Chiappini

    Alternative urban spaces across civic, private, and public spheres emerge in response to the great challenges that urban actors are currently confronted with. Labour markets are changing rapidly, the availability of affordable housing is under intensifying pressure, and public spaces have become…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Africa’s Informal Transport Workers: Reconfiguring the Urban Margins book cover

    Africa’s Informal Transport Workers

    Reconfiguring the Urban Margins

    Edited by Daniel E. Agbiboa

    Adopting a micro-level approach, 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…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Postsecular Geographies: Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics book cover

    Postsecular Geographies

    Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics

    By Chris Baker, Paul Cloke, Andrew Williams, Callum Sutherland

    Over recent years there has been a surge of interest in postsecularity. The complex blurring of sacred-secular boundaries has found new expression in particular areas of the public life of cities, with the unexpected resilience and mutation of religion as a powerful political, cultural and global…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

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

    Children, Nature and Cities

    Rethinking the Connections

    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 – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • Megacity Seoul: Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea book cover

    Megacity Seoul

    Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea

    By Yu-Min Joo

    In Asia, there are a growing number of gigantic megalopolises, accompanied by a series of speculative and extravagant megaprojects. Amid the fast-paced urban and development challenges, many Asian developing countries have started to search for successful Asian development models. South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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

    Urban Walls

    Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces

    Edited by Andrea Brighenti, Matthias 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 – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Chinese Urbanism: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Chinese Urbanism

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Mark Jayne

    This book provides a definitive overview of contemporary developments in our understanding of urban life in China. With multi-disciplinary perspectives, contributions outline the most significant critical theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in our appreciation of Chinese cities…

    Paperback – 2018-05-23 
    Routledge

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

    Moralising Space

    The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

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