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Urban Structure: The Social and Spatial Character of Cities

Опубликовано на портале: 24-11-2006
Изд-во: Random House, 1969, 335 с.
Urban sociology is a long-established field for research and teaching, yet its importance and even its existence as a specialty are in jeopardy. As increasing numbers of people come to live in urban places and as those remaining on the farm become urban or semiurban in their outlook and behavior, urban sociology is coming to be nearly synonymous with general sociology. What then is the justification, if any, for the continuation of urban sociology as a special subject within sociology? What contribution to man's knowledge can urban sociology make that cannot be made as well by another field? If no answer can be offered and supported, then urban sociologists, urban sociological research, and urban sociology courses perforce merge conceptually with other sociologists and sociologies.

Part One: Setting the Urban Scene

Chapter 1: Space as a Social Force
Chapter 2: How Ecological Facts Are Known
Chapter 3: The Nature and Rise of Cities
Chapter 4: Ways of Life in Cities
Chapter 5: Metropolitan Regions
Chapter 6: Urban Growth and Settlement

Part Two: How Urban Areas Are Arranged

Chapter 7: Networks of Cities
Chapter 8: The Shape of Urban Areas
Chapter 9: International Contrasts
Chapter 10: Neighborhoods and Other Subareas

Part Three: How Urban Areas Might Be Arranged

Chapter 11: City-Planning Principles
Chapter 12: Planning Practices and Problems
Chapter 13: Metropolitan Planning
Chapter 14: Utopian Communities
Chapter 15: Cities of the Future

Selected Readings
Name Index Subject Index