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Perspectives on Urban Society: Preindustrial to Postindustrial

Perspectives on Urban Society: Preindustrial to Postindustrial
Author: Efren Padilla
ISBN 13: 9780205374533
ISBN 10: 205374530
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-11-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $99.95

This collection of essays from across disciplines introduces students to the range and diversity of urban society throughout history, from the ancient world through the present. The book looks at cities representing three archetypes: Preindustrial, Industrial, and Postindustrial, and includes seminal pieces by classical and contemporary urban scholars. These essays trace the shifts in economic production from primary (agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry) to secondary (manufacturing), tertiary (financial, real estate, clerical), and quarternary (information and communication technology sectors) sectors. Efren N. Padilla is director of the Urban Studies Program at California State University-Hayward.