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    Books shelved as urban-sociology: The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs, Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Str. The Book Covers Syllabi Of Various Universities In Urban Sociology. With Analytical Method Of Presentation And Holistic Outlook, Coupled With A Language. The Book Provides The Readers A Clear Picture About The Definition, Origin, Scope, Value And Methods Of Urban Sociology In Simple, Plain And Lucid.

    Personal information is secured with SSL technology. Free Shipping No minimum order. Description Readings in Urban Sociology covers the specialized aspect of sociology, together with an introduction designed to relate the selected Readings to the state of sociological knowledge and research in the field in question. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 12 chapters, and begins with an overview of the study of urbanization and urban sociology. The opening part describes the nature of industrial urbanism in Great Britain. This part deals with the development of British urban sociology and the idea of neighborhood community. The next part examines the distinction between ways of life in the modern city and the modern suburb. This part also looks into the context of urbanization involving population dispersal and diffusion.

    The city as an entertainment machine.

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    Gentrification, housing policy, and the new context of urban redevelopment. Meaningful types in a world of suburbs. Toward an urban sociology of mega-events.

    The New Urban Sociology

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    Volume From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns and Urban Efforts, Volume 9. Volume 8.

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    Volume 7. The rise of urban sociology coincided with the expansion of statistical inference in the behavioural sciences , which helped ease its transition and acceptance in educational institutions along with other burgeoning social sciences.

    Micro-sociology courses at the University of Chicago were among the earliest and most prominent courses on urban sociological research in the United States. Evolution of urban sociology[ edit ] Further information: Social network The evolution and transition of sociological theory from the Chicago School began to emerge in the s with the publication of Claude Fischer 's "Toward a Theory of Subculture Urbanism" which incorporated Bourdieu's theories on social capital and symbolic capital within the invasion and succession framework of the Chicago School in explaining how cultural groups form, expand and solidify a neighbourhood.

    The theme of transition by subcultures and groups within the city was further expanded by Barry Wellman 's "The Community Question: The Intimate Networks of East Yorkers" which determined the function and position of the individual, institution and community in the urban landscape in relation to their community. Wellman's categorization and incorporation of community focused theories as "Community Lost", "Community Saved", and "Community Liberated" which center around the structure of the urban community in shaping interactions between individuals and facilitating active participation in the local community are explained in detail below: Community lost: The earliest of the three theories, this concept was developed in the late 19th century to account for the rapid development of industrial patterns that seemingly caused rifts between the individual and their local community.

    This disorganization in turn caused members of urban communities to subsist almost solely on secondary affiliations with others, and rarely allowed them to rely on other members of the community for assistance with their needs.

    Community saved: A critical response to the community lost theory that developed during the s, the community saved argument suggests that multistranded ties often emerge in sparsely-knit communities as time goes on, and that urban communities often possess these strong ties, albeit in different forms.

    Especially among low-income communities, individuals have a tendency to adapt to their environment and pool resources in order to protect themselves collectively against structural changes.

    Community liberated: A cross-section of the community lost and community saved arguments, the community liberated theory suggests that the separation of workplace, residence and familial kinship groups has caused urbanites to maintain weak ties in multiple community groups that are further weakened by high rates of residential mobility.

    However, the concentrated number of environments present in the city for interaction increase the likelihood of individuals developing secondary ties, even if they simultaneously maintain distance from tightly-knit communities. Primary ties that offer the individual assistance in everyday life form out of sparsely-knit and spatially dispersed interactions, with the individual's access to resources dependent on the quality of the ties they maintain within their community.

    Consistent with the community liberated argument, researchers have in large part found that urban residents tend to maintain more spatially-dispersed networks of ties than rural or suburban residents.

    Among lower-income urban residents, the lack of mobility and communal space within the city often disrupts the formation of social ties and lends itself to creating an unintegrated and distant community space.

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    While the high density of networks within the city weakens relations between individuals, it increases the likelihood that at least one individual within a network can provide the primary support found among smaller and more tightly-knit networks.

    Since the s, research into social networks has focused primarily on the types of ties developed within residential environments. Bonding ties, common of tightly-knit neighborhoods, consist of connections that provide an individual with primary support, such as access to income or upward mobility among a neighborhood organization. Bridging ties, in contrast, are the ties that weakly connect strong networks of individuals together.

    A group of communities concerned about the placement of a nearby highway may only be connected through a few individuals that represent their views at a community board meeting, for instance.

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