Urban Social Geography (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
392
Utgivningsdatum
2009-11-26
Upplaga
6
Förlag
Prentice Hall
Medarbetare
Pinch, Steven
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
245 x 188 x 22 mm
Vikt
740 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1450:Standard Color 7.44 x 9.69 in or 246 x 189 mm (Crown 4vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780273717638
Urban Social Geography (häftad)

Urban Social Geography

An Introduction

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The sixth edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work while also presenting the foundations and development of the subject. It explicitly relates key issues to contemporary cultural and economic life in cities, producing coverage that is stimulating, relevant and engaging for students.

Key Features

  • Written in a lively and accessible style
  • Highly illustrated throughout with new photographs and informative diagrams and tables
  • Key questions and concepts for each chapter help you identify and apply the key themes
  • Chapter summaries provide revision and reflection opportunities
  • Suggested reading encourages further investigation
  • Extensive glossary of key terms, highlighted in the text and elaborated upon at the book end
New to this edition

  • New and updated boxed features identifying key thinkers, debates and trends
  • Updated coverage of recent key developments affecting urban social geography, including: the credit crunch; French urban riots; Hurricane Katrina; mass immigration in western cities; the impact of the Internet, and the future of suburbia
  • Updated key film lists provide pointers for cinematic coverage of urban social geography, and there are new sections on urban-based novels
  • Companion website containing annotated weblinks, essay questions and project assignments, at www.pearsoned.co.uk/knox
This text is essential reading for students of urban geography, social geography, planning, and sociology, and will be of key interest more broadly within human geography and the social sciences.

Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech.  His recent books include Small Town Sustainability (with H. Mayer), Urbanization (with L. McCarthy), Metroburbia, USA and The Geography of the World Economy (with J. Agnew and L. McCarthy).

Steven Pinch is a Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Southampton. His recent research has focused on the urban geography of design industries. Currently he is studying innovation in social enterprises and the ways in which the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the steamship Titanic is being memorialized in various cities throughout the world.
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Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech. His recent books include Small Town Sustainability (with H. Mayer), Urbanization (with L. McCarthy), Metroburbia, USA and The Geography of the World Economy (with J. Agnew and L. McCarthy). Steven Pinch is a Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Southampton. His recent research has focused on the urban geography of design industries. Currently he is studying innovation in social enterprises and the ways in which the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the steamship Titanic is being memorialized in various cities throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

 1. Social Geography and The Sociospatial Dialectic

2. The Changing Economic Context of City Life

3. The Cultures of Cities   

4. Patterns of Sociospatial Differentiation

5. Spatial and Institutional Frameworks: Citizens, The State, And Civil Society

6. Structures of Building Provision And The Social Production Of The Urban Environment

7. The Social Dimensions of Modern Urbanism

8. Segregation and Congregation

9. Neighbourhood, Community, and The Social Construction Of Place

10. Environment and Behaviour in Urban Settings

11. Bodies, Sexuality and The City

12. Residential Mobility and Neighbourhood Change

13. Urban Change and Conflict

14. Whither Urban Social Geography?: Recent Developments