Cities and Society

Cities and Society

Editor(s): Nancy Kleniewski

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405102315

Online ISBN: 9780470752814

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752814

About this Book

This distinctive anthology contains classic and first-rate contemporary writings that have had a major impact on the field of urban studies. The expert and well-known scholars who have written these essays cover central topics that have evolved over the past 25 years.


  • Brings together 20 of the most important classic and contemporary readings on cities and society in one accessible volume



  • Offers an international focus, as well as case studies, all by leading experts in the field



  • Includes an analytical introduction by the editor



  • Provides coverage of current trends, theoretical perspectives, and policy issues



  • Features diverse topics such as space, housing, globalization, the economy, and social inequalities.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Recent Theoretical Perspectives on Cities and Society

  2. Part II: Globalization and Its Impact on Cities

  3. Part III: The Changing Urban Economy

  4. Part IV: Urban Policy Choices

    1. Chapter 17

      The Missing Link (pages 252–266)

      Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton

    2. Chapter 20

      The Challenge of Urban Sprawl (pages 303–329)

      Thad Williamson, David Imbroscio and Gar Alperovitz

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