Urban World

ISBN-10: 1594513384

ISBN-13: 9781594513381

Edition: 8th 2008

Authors: J. John Palen

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Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban World continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a 21st century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with a readable style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America's leading urban sociologists, who travels the world and adds new insights gleaned firsthand to each succeeding edition of his text.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

J. John Palen is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of over a dozen books and has received the Virginia Commonwealth University Distinguished Scholar Award. He is a Distinguished Fulbright Chair and has held the Fulbright Chair in North American Studies at the University of Calgary.

Focus and Development
The Urban World
The Emergence of Cities
American Urbanization
The Rise of Urban America
Ecology and Political Economy Perspectives
Metro and Edge City Growth
The Suburban Era
Metropolitan Life
Urban Lifestyles
The Social Environment of Metro Areas: Strangers, Crowding, Homelessness, and Crime
Diversity: Women, Ethnics, and African Americans
Diversity: Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans
Metro Issues, Housing, Sprawl, and Planning
Cities and Change
Housing Policies, Sprawl, and Smart Growth
Planning, New Towns, and New Urbanism
Worldwide Urbanization
Developing Countries
Asian Urban Patterns
African and Latin American Urbanization
Conclusion: Toward the Urban Future
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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