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The Metropolis and Modern Life

Series Editor: Zachary Neal, Anthony Orum

This series brings original perspectives on key topics in urban research to today's students in a series of short accessible texts, guided readers, and practical handbooks. Each volume examines how long-standing urban phenomena continue to be relevant in an increasingly urban and global world, and in doing so, connects the best new scholarship with the wider concerns of students seeking to understand life in the twenty-first century metropolis.

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  1. Ethnography and the City

    Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

    Edited by Richard E. Ocejo

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    The only collection of its kind on the market, this reader gathers the work of some of the most esteemed urban ethnographers in sociology and anthropology. Broken down into sections that cover key aspects of ethnographic research, Ethnography and the City will expose readers to important works in...

    Published August 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The World's Cities

    Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

    Edited by A.J. Jacobs

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    The World’s Cities offers instructors and students in higher education an accessible introduction to the three major perspectives influencing city-regions worldwide: City-Regions in a World System; Nested City-Regions; and The City-Region as the Engine of Economic Activity/Growth. The book provides...

    Published August 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Connected City

    How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis

    By Zachary P. Neal

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Urban Tourism and Urban Change

    Cities in a Global Economy

    By Costas Spirou

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for...

    Published November 18th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Power of Urban Ethnic Places

    Cultural Heritage and Community Life

    By Jan Lin

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    The Power of Ethnic Places discusses the growing visibility of ethnic heritage places in U.S. society. The book examines a spectrum of case studies of Chinese, Latino and African American communities in the U.S., disagreeing with any perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage places...

    Published September 28th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Gentrification Debates

    A Reader

    By Japonica Brown-Saracino

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification....

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Common Ground?

    Readings and Reflections on Public Space

    By Anthony M. Orum, Zachary P. Neal

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    Public spaces have long been the focus of urban social activity, but investigations of how public space works often adopt only one of several possible perspectives, which restricts the questions that can be asked and the answers that can be considered. In this volume, Anthony Orum and Zachary Neal...

    Published August 6th 2009 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Race, Space, and Exclusion: Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America
    Edited by Robert Adelman, Christopher Mele
    To Be Published December 9th 2014
  2. Comparative Urban Studies
    Edited by Hilary Silver
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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