Urban People and Places
The Sociology of Cities, Suburbs, and Towns
- Daniel Joseph Monti - Saint Louis University, USA
- Michael Ian Borer - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
- Lyn C. Macgregor - University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, University of Montana, USA
Sociology (General) | Urban & Regional Sociology
Good intro and primer for UG students taking urban sociology modules
The book raises the question of urbanization and urbanism alike. It stresses evidences in urbanization in developing and developed parts of the world. The recognition that urbanization in less developed countries has unfolded far more quickly and differently than it did in developed societies is highlighted. The according reasoning is well understandable and outlined in relation to given sociological pradigms. The link to 'urbanism' and the atmosphere of urban feeling and countanance is well embedded in the over-all agument of this exciting contribution to works on 'urban people and places'.
This book has a refreshing, energising style that is immeasurably encouraging for students. There is an excellent introduction and first chapter setting the scene with useful 'questions for study and discussion at the ends.