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eText: 
ISBN-10 0131328360ISBN-13 9780131328365
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-113495-7ISBN-13 978-0-13-113495-9
Author(s): William A. Schwab - The University of Arkansas
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2005 Pages: 432
Description

A core text for courses in Urban Sociology or Urban Studies found in departments of Sociology, Anthropology, or Urban Studies.

Globalization has changed the roles of cities in the global economy; this text begins with an introduction to the phenomenon of globalization, and how the changes it has brought about have affected the social, political, and economic institutions of societies in both the developed and less-developed worlds. The second section of the text concentrates on the psychology of the city and the community-building process; the book's third section illustrates the city's structure and patterns. Finally, the author concentrates on urban problems and solutions to them. These chapters allow students to understand how we cope in today's world and why we live our lives the way we do within our communities, making urban sociology a relevant and interesting subject necessary to study.

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