Readings in Urban Sociology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080132938, 9781483181240

Readings in Urban Sociology

1st Edition

Readings in Sociology

Editors: R. E. Pahl
eBook ISBN: 9781483181240
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 348
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Readings in Urban Sociology covers the specialized aspect of sociology, together with an introduction designed to relate the selected Readings to the state of sociological knowledge and research in the field in question.

This book is organized into four parts encompassing 12 chapters, and begins with an overview of the study of urbanization and urban sociology. The opening part describes the nature of industrial urbanism in Great Britain. This part deals with the development of British urban sociology and the idea of neighborhood community. The next part examines the distinction between ways of life in the modern city and the modern suburb. This part also looks into the context of urbanization involving population dispersal and diffusion. The closing parts provide an analysis of the urban system in terms of a conflict model and demonstrate the development of Prague's ecological structure. These parts also discuss the notion of a rural-urban continuum and the process of adjustment to an urban system in Africa.

This book will prove useful to sociologists and researchers.

Table of Contents




A Perspective on Urban Sociology

Approaches to the Subject

The Socio-Ecological System

Trends in Urban Sociology

Historical and Comparative Approaches to Urbanism


Other References

Part I. The Nature of Industrial Urbanism in Britain

Urban Sociology in Great Britain

The Popularity of the Neighbourhood Community Idea

Part II. Responses to Urbanism

Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life

Myths of American Suburbia

The Pattern of Neighbouring Relations in Dortmund-Nordstadt

Community and Association in a London Housing Estate

Urban Ward Associations in Japan

Part III. Urban Structure and Social Structure

The Sociology of a Zone of Transition

The Development of Prague's Ecological Structure

Part IV. Urbanization

The Rural-Urban Continuum

Migrancy and the Study of Africans in Towns

Biographical Notes


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