City, Revisited Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

ISBN-10: 0816665761
ISBN-13: 9780816665761
Edition: 2011
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 2/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Janet L. Abu-Lughod is an American sociologist who specializes in social change and urbanization in the developing world. She was educated at the University of Chicago and the University of Massachusetts. She began her career as an urban planner and research consultant to organizations dealing with community development issues and housing problems. As an academic, she taught at the University of Cairo and Smith College before moving to Northwestern University. She taught sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York, where she conducted research on urban problems.

Dennis R. Judd is professor of political science and senior scholar in the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dick Simpson is professor and head of the department of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Revisiting Urban Theory
Theorizing the City
Grounded Theory: Not Abstract Words but Tools of Analysis
The Chicago of Jane Addams and Ernest Burgess: Same City, Different Visions
The View from Los Angeles
Urban Politics and the Los Angeles School of Urbanism
The Sun Also Rises in the West
From the Chicago to the L.A. School: Whither the Local State?
The View from New York
The Rise and Decline of the L.A. and New York Schools
School Is Out: The Case of New York City
Radical Uniqueness and the Flight from Urban Theory
The View from Chicago
The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine
The New Chicago School: Notes toward a Theory
The Mayor among His Peers: Interpreting Richard M. Daley
Both Center and Periphery: Chicago's Metropolitan Expansion and the New Downtowns
The Utility of U.S. Urban Theory
The City and Its Politics: Informal and Contested
Understanding Deep Urban Change: Patterns of Residential Segregation in Latin American Cities
Studying Twenty-first Century Cities
Contributors
Index

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