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Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernity : Sociology for a Changing World - Mike Savage

Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernity

Sociology for a Changing World

Paperback Published: 25th November 2002
ISBN: 9780333971604
Number Of Pages: 272

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This long-awaited second edition of the highly successful text on urban sociology retains the distinctive character and focus of the original, while taking fully into account recent theoretical debated and new empirical research. Expanded and thoroughly revised throughout, it incorporates the substantial new literature on urban inequality, urban culture, urban politics, and globalization.

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Roots of Urban Sociologyp. 7
The development of urban sociology 1900-30p. 8
The decline of urban sociology: towards the 1990sp. 22
Urban sociology and beyond: the new millenniump. 31
Conclusionp. 34
Cities and Uneven Economic Developmentp. 37
Limits to evolutionary theories of citiesp. 38
Competing explanations of uneven developmentp. 44
Conclusionp. 67
Inequality and Social Organisation in the Cityp. 70
Urban space and segregationp. 71
Ghettoisationp. 74
Suburbanisation and gentrificationp. 82
Changing inequalities? Polarisation, exclusion and survival strategiesp. 96
Conclusionp. 104
Perspectives on Urban Culturep. 106
Louis Wirth and the 'urban way of life'p. 107
Simmel and metropolitan culturep. 122
The culture of modernityp. 127
Conclusionp. 133
Urban Culture and the Regeneration of Urban Meaningp. 135
Urban meaningp. 135
Urban meaning and the power of 'aura'p. 140
Globalisation and urban meaningp. 146
Conclusionp. 151
Urban Politicsp. 153
States, markets, welfare and workfarep. 160
Local states and economic developmentp. 169
Place, political identification and urban participationp. 185
Conclusionp. 196
Conclusion: Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernityp. 198
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780333971604
ISBN-10: 0333971604
Series: Sociology for a Changing World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th November 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised