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The World of Cities: Places in Comparative and Historical Perspective

 
 
 
 
The World of Cities: Places in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Author: Anthony M. Orum - Xiangming Chen
ISBN 13: 9780631210269
ISBN 10: 631210261
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2003-01-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
List Price: $52.95
 
 

The World of Cities is a concise theoretical and empirical introduction to urban sociology. In clear and engaging terms, the book surveys and critiques all the major theoretical perspectives in urban studies.


  • Provides a concise introduction to urban sociology.
  • Uses clear and engaging terms.
  • Surveys the main theoretical models of urban studies.
  • Includes empirical data on contemporary cities and neighborhoods, and the impact of the world economy on city life.
  • Features a discussion of the current reconstructive efforts of educational, political, and business leaders to improve cities and maintain their civic culture.