New Urban Paradigm Critical Perspectives on the City

ISBN-10: 0847684997
ISBN-13: 9780847684991
Edition: 1997
Author(s): Joe R. Feagin
Description: Using material from a number of US and UK sources, Joe Feagin analyses a wide range of key contemporary issues that relate to the global, political, economic and racial dimensions of city development.
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Copyright Year: 1997
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication Date: 12/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Using material from a number of US and UK sources, Joe Feagin analyses a wide range of key contemporary issues that relate to the global, political, economic and racial dimensions of city development.

Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which (Ghetto Revolts) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999-2000 president of the American Sociological Association. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cities and the New International Division of Labor: An Overview
The Global Context of Metropolitan Growth: Houston and the Oil Industry
Extractive Regions in Developed Countries: A Comparative Analysis of the Oil Capitals, Houston and Aberdeen
Cities in Conflict
Urban Real Estate Speculation: Implications for Social Science and Urban Planning
Irrationality in Real Estate Investment: The Case of Houston
The Corporate Center Strategy: The State in Central Cities
Arenas of Conflict: Zoning and Land-Use Reform in Critical Political-Economic Perspective
Are Planners Collective Capitalists? The Cases of Aberdeen and Houston
Slavery Unwilling to Die: The Background of Black Oppression in the 1980s
The Continuing Significance of Race: Antiblack Discrimination in Public Places
The Continuing Significance of Racism: Discrimination against Black Students in White Colleges
Changing Black Americans to Fit a Racist System?
Urban Sociology: Feagin Style
The New Urban Paradigm: Feagin's Contributions
Index
About the Author

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