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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 286 new and published books in the subject of Urban Sociology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins

    Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

    By Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does architecture translate its cultural memory? How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin in order to make visible an...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Informal Urban Street Markets

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Clifton Evers, Kirsten Seale

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Through an international range of research, this volume examines how informal urban street markets facilitate the informal and formal economy not merely in terms of the traditional concerns of labor and consumption, but also in regards to cultural and spatial contingencies. In many places, street...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Race, Space, and Exclusion

    Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America

    Edited by Robert Adelman, Christopher Mele

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    This collection of original essays takes a new look at race in urban spaces by highlighting the intersection of the physical separation of minority groups and the social processes of their marginalization. Race, Space, and Exclusion provides a dynamic and productive dialogue among scholars of...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Tale Of Two Cities

    Global Change, Local Feeling and Everday Life in the North of England

    By Karen Evans, Penny Fraser

    A Tale of Two Cities is a study of two major cities, Manchester and Sheffield. Drawing on the work of major theorists, the authors explore the everyday life, making contributions to our understanding of the defining activities of life....

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City

    The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes

    By Richard Bramwell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Young people in London have contributed to the production of a distinctively British rap culture. This book moves beyond accounts of Hip-Hop’s marginality and shows, with an examination of the production, dissemination and use of rap in London, how this cultural form plays an important role in the...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals)

    Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin

    By David Frisby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Fragments of Modernity, first published in 1985, provides a critical introduction to the work of three of the most original German thinkers of the early twentieth century. In their different ways, all three illuminated the experience of the modern urban life, whether in mid nineteenth-century Paris...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics

    The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

    By Donald L. Rosdil

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Moral Rhetoric and the Criminalisation of Squatting

    Vulnerable Demons?

    Edited by Lorna Fox O'Mahony, David O'Mahony, Robin Hickey

    This collection of critical essays considers the criminalisation of squatting from a range of different theoretical, policy and practice perspectives. While the practice of squatting has long been criminalised in some jurisdictions, the last few years have witnessed the emergence of a newly...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    (Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge