Being Urban: A Sociology of City Life, 3rd Edition

A Sociology of City Life
Praeger (Verlag)
  • 3. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 9. September 2015
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  • 338 Seiten
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978-1-4408-2856-0 (ISBN)
Symbolic interaction is among the most central theoretical paradigms in sociology and the theory that most thoroughly attends to how individuals give meaning to their world--in this case, how city dwellers interpret and respond to their daily experiences as urbanites. This thoroughly updated edition of Being Urban: A Sociology of City Life remains true to this particular theoretical angle of vision--the symbolic interactionist approach--focusing on specific topics that are relatively neglected in other urban sociology texts, and that lend themselves to the kind of social-psychological analyses that define the distinctive conceptual core of the authors' efforts. After the first two chapters supply readers with theoretical foundations of urban sociology, the next four chapters describe the various ways that individuals experience and make sense of key aspects of urban life. The final section--also composed of four chapters--addresses strategically chosen urban institutions and related processes of social change. Specific subject areas covered include sports, everyday public life, tolerance for diversity, women in cities, urban politics, and the arts. Readers will learn about how order is maintained in public urban places, understand why cities naturally breed a tolerance for diversity that may not be so easily achieved in less urban settings, and appreciate the delicate political and economic tensions between cities and their surrounding suburbs.
3rd ed.
  • Englisch
  • Westport
  • |
  • USA
978-1-4408-2856-0 (9781440828560)
1-4408-2856-3 (1440828563)
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  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Issues and Perspectives in Urban Sociology
  • Chapter 1: Classical Conceptions of Urban Life
  • Chapter 2: Classical Observations of Urban Life
  • Part II: Experiencing City Life
  • Chapter 3: The Rediscovery of Community
  • Chapter 4: The Social Organization of Everyday City Life
  • Chapter 5: Lifestyle Diversity and Urban Tolerance
  • Chapter 6: Women in Cities
  • Part III: Urban Institutions and Social Change
  • Chapter 7: Power, Politics, and Problems
  • Chapter 8: Sports and Urban Life
  • Chapter 9: Arts in the City
  • Chapter 10: New Urban Dynamics: Gentrification, Suburbanization, Globalization, and the Federal Divestiture
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Authors

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