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Urban Social Geography: An Introduction

by Paul Knox

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This new edition provides a critical introduction to the social and spatial patterns and processes of the western city. The text has been updated and also restructured to emphasize the sociospatial dialectic and the socio-cultural dimensions of urban life. This reflects shifts in urban geography, which have in turn responded to changes in the social geography of metropolitan areas. in terms of: economic change and restructuring; the imprint of demographic change; political change; and sociospatial dialectic. drawing critically on a wide range of ideas and approaches. These include human ecology, social networks, communities and neighbourhoods, residential mobility and the study of deviant behaviour. institutions and private life; social closure, racism and discrimination; the construction of place through social practices; women's spaces; the appropriation of space and place; and social production of the urban environment.… (more)

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This new edition provides a critical introduction to the social and spatial patterns and processes of the western city. The text has been updated and also restructured to emphasize the sociospatial dialectic and the socio-cultural dimensions of urban life. This reflects shifts in urban geography, which have in turn responded to changes in the social geography of metropolitan areas. in terms of: economic change and restructuring; the imprint of demographic change; political change; and sociospatial dialectic. drawing critically on a wide range of ideas and approaches. These include human ecology, social networks, communities and neighbourhoods, residential mobility and the study of deviant behaviour. institutions and private life; social closure, racism and discrimination; the construction of place through social practices; women's spaces; the appropriation of space and place; and social production of the urban environment.

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