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Being Urban A Sociology of City Life

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ISBN-10: 0275932923

ISBN-13: 9780275932923

Edition: 2nd 1991 (Revised)

Authors: David A. Karp, Gregory P. Stone, William C. Yoels

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Being Urban examines the dynamic interplay between what theoretical perceptions tell us about urban life and how ordinary people interpret and respond to the actual experience of living in cities. A major focus of inquiry is the strategies people use to create "community" in an environment where, many theorists believe, only alienation and progressive disintegration are possible. In the second edition of this important work, the authors have expanded their commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives and have also included chapters on significant topics that have been largely neglected in urban sociology. Part I provides a review of the themes of urban sociology developed by…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

David A. Karp is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and the author of Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness and The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness.

Preface to the Second Edition Issues and Perspectives in Urban Sociology Classical Conceptions of Urban Life Classical Observations of Urban Life Experiencing City Life
The Rediscovery of Community
The Social Organization of Everyday City Life Lifestyle Diversity and Urban Tolerance Women in Cities
The Absence of a Presence Urban Institutions and Social Change Power, Politics, and Problems Sports and Urban Life Urbanism, Suburbanism, and Cultural Change