Readings in Urban Sociology

Readings in Urban Sociology

Readings in Sociology

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: R. E. Pahl
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181240

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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

  • Preface



    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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  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181240

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