Всего публикаций в данном разделе: 4
Опубликовано на портале: 24-11-2006David Allen Karp, Gregory P. Stone, William C. Yoels
Изд-во: Praeger Publishers, 1991, 296 с.
Being Urban examines the dynamic interplay between what theoretical perceptions tell us about urban life and how ordinary people interpret and respond to the actual experience of living in cities. A major focus of inquiry is the strategies people use to create "community" in an environment where, many theorists believe, only alienation and progressive disintegration are possible. In the second edition of this important work, the authors have expanded their commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives and have also included chapters on significant topics that have been largely neglected in urban sociology. Part I provides a review of the themes of urban sociology developed by nineteenth-century classic theorists and early American social scientists. In Part II, the authors look at selected aspects of everyday city life, including the bases of community, the primacy of social interaction for an understanding of urban life, and conditions that produce the breakdown of urban tolerance for diversity of cultures and lifestyles. A new chapter in Part II studies women's experiences in cities. Part III explores institutional structures of urban life and broad patterns of cultural change. A fascinating chapter focuses on power, stratification, and class structure in cities, while a new chapter analyzes the role of sports in urban life. The final chapter discusses city life in the postindustrial era, and the demographic, cultural, and historical factors that lie behind the ongoing transformation of American cities. This new edition offers a balanced treatment that avoids the anti-urban bias characteristic of much that has been written on the subject. Being Urban is appropriate for professionals and academics concerned with urban life, as well as for courses in urban sociology.
Опубликовано на портале: 25-11-2006Ann Durkin Keating
Изд-во: Krieger Publishing Company, 1994, cерия "Community History Series", 125 с.
Human beings have for millennia developed public works to allow themselves to congregate. This book provides a roadmap for local historians who are interested in exploring public works as a part of their community's history. It begins by examining structures within specific communities, to introduce the kinds of facilities that are identifiable as public works. Then the basic tools available for exploring their history are identified. Other sections of the book focus on the networks that tie homes to communities, as well as those that tie individual communities to regions.
Cities and Society [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-11-2006Nancy Kleniewski
Изд-во: Blackwell Publishing Company, 2004, cерия "Blackwell Readers in Sociology", 352 с.
This distinctive anthology contains classic and first-rate contemporary writings that have had a major impact on the field of urban sociology and urban studies. The expert and well-known scholars who have written these essays cover central topics that have evolved over the past 25 years. The anthology:- Brings together 20 of the most important classic and contemporary readings on cities and society in one accessible volume;- Offers an international focus, as well as case studies, all by leading experts in the field;- Includes an analytical introduction by the editor;- Provides coverage of current trends, theoretical perspectives, and policy issues;- Features diverse topics such as space, housing, globalization, the economy, and social inequalities.Cities and Society contains the primary sources for the best-known references in other texts, brought together in one comprehensive volume. The essays are edited and introduced by a leading scholar in the field to ensure readability and context, resulting in an ideal resource for students and scholars of urban studies.
Опубликовано на портале: 24-11-2006Spiro Kostof
Изд-во: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1999, 352 с.
Cities are among the most enduring and remarkable of human artefacts. This study explains how and why cities took the shape they did. Professor Kostof focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner and the skyline - and interprets the hidden order of urban patterns. Photographs, historical views and specially commissioned drawings depict a global mosaic of citybuilding: the shaping of medieval Siena; the creation of New Delhi as the crown of the Raj; the remodelling of Moscow as the self-styled capital of world socialism and the transformation of the skyline as religious and civic symbols yield to the towers of corporate business.