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  • ISBN13:9781405102322
  • ISBN10:1405102322
  • Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
  • Language:English
  • Binding:Paperback
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  • ISBN13:9781405102322
  • ISBN10:1405102322
  • Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
  • Language:English
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Sub Genre:United States of America
  • SUPC: SDL046102846

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This distinctive anthology contains classic and first-rate contemporary writings that have had a major impact on the field of urban studies. The expert and well-known scholars who have written these essays cover central topics that have evolved over the past 25 years.


  • Brings together 20 of the most important classic and contemporary readings on cities and society in one accessible volume



  • Offers an international focus, as well as case studies, all by leading experts in the field



  • Includes an analytical introduction by the editor



  • Provides coverage of current trends, theoretical perspectives, and policy issues



  • Features diverse topics such as space, housing, globalization, the economy, and social inequalities.

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This distinctive anthology contains classic and first-rate contemporary writings that have had a major impact on the field of urban sociology and urban studies. The expert and well-known scholars who have written these essays cover central topics that have evolved over the past 25 years. The anthology:



  • Brings together 20 of the most important classic and contemporary readings on cities and society in one accessible volume;
  • Offers an international focus, as well as case studies, all by leading experts in the field;
  • Includes an analytical introduction by the editor;
  • Provides coverage of current trends, theoretical perspectives, and policy issues;
  • Features diverse topics such as space, housing, globalization, the economy, and social inequalities.


Cities and Society contains the primary sources for the best-known references in other texts, brought together in one comprehensive volume. The essays are edited and introduced by a leading scholar in the field to ensure readability and context, resulting in an ideal resource for students and scholars of urban studies.

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1. "In Cities and Society the nation's leading urban scholars tell us why cities are in the condition they are in, and what our options are for making them better places in which all groups can live, work, and play." Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University
"The essays in Cities and Society provide the reader with a solid foundation in both neo-Marxist and post-modernist schools of thought. Woven together with short and smartly-written introductions, it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the way that contemporary academic writers make sense of the urban world." Daniel J. Monti, Jr., Boston University

2. “In "Cities and Society" the nation’s leading urban scholars tell us why cities are in the condition they are in, and what our options are for making them better places in which all groups can live, work, and play.” "Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University"


“The essays in "Cities and Society" provide the reader with a solid foundation in both neo-Marxist and post-modernist schools of thought. Woven together with short and smartly-written introductions, it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the way that contemporary academic writers make sense of the urban world.” "Daniel J. Monti, Jr., Boston University"

3. "In "Cities and Society" the nation's leadingurban scholars tell us why cities are in the condition they are in, and what our options are for making them better places in which allgroups can live, work, and play." "Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University"

"The essays in "Cities and Society" provide thereader with a solid foundation in both neo-Marxist andpost-modernist schools of thought. Woven together with short andsmartly-written introductions, it is a must read for anyone whowants to understand the way that contemporary academic writers makesense of the urban world." "Daniel J. Monti, Jr., BostonUniversity"

4. "In "Cities and Society" the nation's leading urban scholars tell us why cities are in the condition they are in, and what our options are for making them better places in which all groups can live, work, and play." "Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University"

"The essays in "Cities and Society" provide the reader with a solid foundation in both neo-Marxist and post-modernist schools of thought. Woven together with short and smartly-written introductions, it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the way that contemporary academic writers make sense of the urban world." "Daniel J. Monti, Jr., Boston University"

5. "In Cities and Society the nation's leading urban scholars tell us why cities are in the condition they are in, and what our options are for making them better places in which all groups can live, work, and play." Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University


"The essays in Cities and Society provide the reader with a solid foundation in both neo-Marxist and post-modernist schools of thought. Woven together with short and smartly-written introductions, it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the way that contemporary academic writers make sense of the urban world." Daniel J. Monti, Jr., Boston University

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