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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 274 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. Mobility and Locative Media

    Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces

    Edited by Adriana de Souza e Silva, Mimi Sheller

    Series: Changing Mobilities

    Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation networks, navigating urban spaces, and connecting with social networks while on the move...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space

    Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance

    By Kristen L. Buras

    Charter schools have been promoted as an equitable and innovative solution to the problems plaguing urban schools. Advocates claim that charter schools benefit working-class students of color by offering them access to a "portfolio" of school choices. In Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space,...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Street Food

    Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Urban Geography of Boxing

    Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring

    By Benita Heiskanen

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Housing Policy in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Alex F. Schwartz

    The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gun Crime in Global Contexts

    By Peter Squires

    Every year around three-quarters of a million people die (directly or indirectly) as a result of gun violence, with most deaths occurring in the poorest, yet also most highly weaponized parts of the world. Firearm proliferation -- 875 million global firearms -- is a direct contributor to both...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Transnationalism and Urbanism

    Edited by Stefan Krätke, Kathrin Wildner, Stephan Lanz

    Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism

    The formation of transnational urban spaces is a relevant and challenging field of interdisciplinary research, which deserves much more debate in order to deepen our understanding of generating and restructuring urban spaces under conditions of contemporary globalisation processes. This edited...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Boy Racer Culture

    Youth, Masculinity and Deviance

    By Karen Lumsden

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    On the public roads boy racers are a foreboding presence, viewed with suspicion and derision by the ‘respectable’ motorist. The problem of the young (male) driver is one which has plagued authorities and governments due to youths’ acclaimed propensity to engage in deviant and dangerous driving...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South

    Seeking Sustainable Solutions

    Edited by Jan Bredenoord, Paul Van Lindert, Peer Smets

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Why Cities Change

    Urban Development and Economic Change in Sydney

    Edited by Richard V. Cardew, John V. Langdale, David C. Rich

    During the 1970s, accelerating change accompanied by dramatic developments in finance, technology and energy usage had a profound impact on the processes of urban development throughout the Western world. Why Cities Change explores the relationship between urban growth and economic change in...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge