The New Urban Sociology by Mark Gottdiener
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Written from a postmodernist perspective, this work considers urban regions as built environments and goes beyond traditional social variables to examine economic and political dimensions of urban development. The text has a global outlook and takes a balanced approach to cities and suburbs. It introduces the paradigm - "social-spatial perspective" - to urban sociology, which is used to consider the role played by spacial considerations, such as the role of real estate in metropolitan development. Race, class and gender are dealt with in a balanced way. This edition includes new topics, such as focus groups and data management programs for data entry. Case studies are treated as a major form of social research and as such the text includes lengthy discussions of them.
 

About Mark Gottdiener

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Mark Gottdiener is professor of sociology at SUNY-Buffalo and the recipient of the 2011 Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of numerous books, including The Theming of America; Las Vegas: The Social Production of an All-American City; New Forms of Consumption: Consumer, Culture, and Commodification; Postmodern Semiotics; and The Social Production of Urban Space.Ray Hutchison is professor of sociology and chair of urban and regional studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is series editor of Research in Urban Sociology and senior editor of the forthcoming three-volume Encyclopedia of Urban Studies.
 
Published October 1, 1993 by Mcgraw-Hill College. 528 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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