Urban Sociology

The New Urban Sociology

Mark Gottdiener, Ray Hutchison, Michael T. Ryan

Fifth Edition • November 18, 2014 • 456 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$63.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to the student. A thought leader in the field, the book is organized around an integrated paradigm—the sociospatial perspective—which considers the role played by social…

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Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition

Jay MacLeod

Third Edition • July 1, 2008 • 552 pages

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Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights public housing development and introduced us to Jinx and Mokey and their teenage friends—the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers—in 1987 with the first edition of Ain’t No Makin’ It. The dreams of one peer group and the defeatism of the other moved…

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Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics

Edited by Keri E. Iyall Smith

First Edition • July 31, 2012 • 384 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from…

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The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies

Edited by Ray Hutchison; Bruce Haynes

First Edition • August 1, 2011 • 384 pages

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Too often the term “ghetto” is simply applied to any African American community, to the inner city as a whole, or recently to anything that is degraded or unrefined. But what is a ghetto? Does it arise organically from cities, or is it a consequence of social conflict and government…

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Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

Edited by Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

First Edition • February 1, 2009 • 312 pages

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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans leaving death and destruction across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coast counties. The lethargic and inept emergency response that followed exposed institutional flaws, poor planning, and false assumptions that are built into the emergency response and homeland security…

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The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz

Richard Gendron and G. William Domhoff

First Edition • December 30, 2008 • 256 pages

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Almost all US cities are controlled by real estate and development interests, but Santa Cruz, California, is a deviant case. An unusual coalition of socialist-feminists, environmentalists, social-welfare liberals, and neighborhood activists has stopped every growth project proposed by landowners and developers since 1969, and controlled the city council since 1981.…

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Race And Place: Equity Issues In Urban America

John W. Frazier; Florence Margai; Eugene Tettey-fio

First Edition • February 26, 2003 • 320 pages

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Racism, racial equity, and the race-place connections related to racial inequalities in the U.S. are the major themes of this book. The long history of U.S. White racism toward Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians is deeply rooted in the political, socioeconomic, and intellectual frameworks of America, permitting racial inequities to become…

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Building Rules: How Local Controls Shape Community Environments and Economies

Kee Warner; Harvey Molotch

First Edition • July 1, 2001 • 216 pages

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Urban and suburban growth is a burning local issue for communities across the United States and many other parts of the world. Concerns include protecting habitats, high costs of infrastructure, social inequalities, traffic congestion and more intangible worries about quality of life. Citizens pressure public officials to intensify development regulations,…

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The City After the Automobile: An Architect’s Vision

Moshe Safdie with Wendy Kohn; Basic Books

First Edition • October 1, 1998 • 200 pages

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In an age of virtual offices, urban flight, and planned gated communities, are cities becoming obsolete? In this passionate manifesto, Moshe Safdie argues that as crucibles for creative, social, and political interaction, vital cities are an organic and necessary part of human civilization. If we are to rescue them from…

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The Geography of Illegal Drugs

George Rengert

First Edition • September 11, 1998 • 160 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$86.50 CAD

The nightly news and other media provide a constant reminder of illegal drug transport over American borders and along routes between various U.S. cities. The general public is well aware that law enforcement efforts to address the foreign supply and trafficking of illegal drugs into the United States is an…

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