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Experiencing Cities

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Experiencing Cities is an introduction to urban sociology based heavily on microsociology and symbolic interaction theory—emphasizing the way people experience the urban world in their everyday lives, interact with one another, and create meaning from the physical and human environments of their cities.

About the Author

Mark Hutter is a professor of sociology at Rowan University and has served as coordinator of the Bantivoglio Honors Program. He teaches and has an active and ongoing research agenda in both urban studies and family sociology and has extensively published and presented papers in these areas. He is the author of The Changing Family 3rd ed (Allyn and Bacon, 1998) and the editor of The Family Experience 4th ed (Allyn & Bacon, 2004). His scholarship and pedagogical involvement in the field of family studies has received international recognition with the award of the National Council on Family Relations’ Jan Trost Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative Family Studies in 2004. He is a past president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.

Table of Contents

             

  

PART I            HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS                                       

 

 

1.      Introduction to Experiencing Cities                                                                               

                  The Urban World

                        Civilization and Cities

                        Growing Up in the City: A Personal Odyssey

                        Microlevel Sociology and Macrolevel Sociology and Experiencing Cities

                        Symbolic Interactionism and the Study of City Life:

                        W.I. Thomas: The Definition of the Situation

                        Robert E. Park: The City as a State of Mind

                        Anselm Strauss: Images of the City

                        Lyn Lofland: The World of Strangers and the Public Realm

                        Experiencing Cities through Symbolic Interactionism

 

2. The Emergence of Cities

                  Introduction

                        The Origin of Cities

                        The Agricultural Revolution

                        The Urban Revolution

                        Sumerian Cities

                        Trade Theory and the Origin of Cities

                        Social and Cultural Factors and the Emergence,

                        Development, and Decline of Early Cities

           

3. The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Urban Sociology

                   The Industrial Revolution and Nineteenth Century European Cities

                        Manchester: The ShockCity of the Mid-Nineteenth Century

                        The Ideal Type:  Community and Interpersonal Relationships

                        The Ideal Type: Rural and City Life

                        Simmel: Metropolis and Mental Life

                       

PART II.          DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES

                                   

4. Chicago School: Urban Ecology and Urbanism

                        Chicago: The ShockCity of the Early Twentieth Century

                        The ChicagoSchool and Social Disorganization

                        Robert E. Park: Urbanism

                        The ChicagoSchool and Urbanism

                        Louis Wirth: Urbanism as a Way of Life  

                        Gans: Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life

                        Claude Fischer: Subcultural Theory

                        The ChicagoSchool and Urban Ecology

                        Ernest Burgess: The Concentric Zone Hypothesis

                        Modifications of the Concentric Zone Hypothesis: Hoyt's Sector Model,

                        Harris and Ullman’s Multiple Nuclei Model and

                        Shevky and Bell: Social Area Analysis

                        Walter Firey: Sentiment and Symbolism as Ecological Variables

                        Symbolic Interactionism and City Life:  Summary Statement            

                       

5. Urban Planning

                  Burnham and the City Beautiful

                        Ebenezer Howard: The Garden City Movement

                        Radburn, New Jersey and the GreenbeltTown of the 1930s

                        The Three Magnets Revisited

                        Wright's BroadacreCity

                        Le Corbusier: Cities Without Streets

                        Futurama: General Motors and the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair

                        Robert Moses: The Power Broker - New York City and Portland, Oregon

                        Edmund N. Bacon: The Redevelopment of Philadelphia

                        Jane Jacobs:  The Death and Life of Great American Cities                    

                        Conclusion

                       

6.  Urban Political Economy, The New Urban Sociology, and the Power of Place                       

                  Urban Political Economy

                   David Harvey’s Baltimore From Chicago to LA: The LA School

                  The New Urban Sociology:

                  The Growth Machine and The Sociospatial Perspective

                  Sharon Zukin: "Whose Culture? Whose City"?

                  Urban Imagery, Power, and the Symbolic Meaning of Place

                  The Politics of Power and Collective Memory

                  Independence Hall, the National Park Service, and the

                  Reinterpretation of History 

 

PART III.         CITY IMAGERY AND THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF CITY LIFE

 

7. The City as a Work of Art

                        Paris and the Impressionists

                        New York City and the Ashcan School

                        Mural Art as Street and Community Art

                        Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program

                        The Murals of Los Angeles

                                               

8. The Skyscraper as Icon                            

                        New York City

                        Moscow

                        Hong Kong

                        Why the WorldTradeCenter?

                        Conclusion 

 

PART IV         THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF CITY LIFE

 

9.      Experiencing Strangers and the Quest for Public Order                               

                        The Private Realm, The Parochial Realm, and the Public Realm

                         Strangers and the “Goodness” of the Public Realm

                        CHEERS: "Where everybody knows your name"

                        Anonymity and the Quest for Social Order             

                        William H. Whyte:  Public Spaces--Rediscovering the Center

                        Sharon Zukin: The Battle for Bryant Park

                        Elijah Anderson: On Being “Streetwise”                                               

 

10.   “Seeing” Disorder and The Ecology of Fear                          

                        The Decline in Civility in the Public Realm

                        African-Americans and the Exclusion from the Public Realm

                        Wilson and Kelling: Broken Windows

                        Mitchell Duneier: Street People and Broken Windows

                        The Criminalization of Poverty

                        Mike Davis: The Ecology of Fear and the Fortressing of America                       

                        Surveillance of the Streets

                        Sampson and Raudenbush:  “Seeing” Disorder and the Social Construction of “Broken  Windows”                        

 

PART V           CITY PEOPLE  

 

11. Urban Enclaves and Ghettos: Social Policies                               

                        Ghetto and Enclave

                        White Ethnic Enclaves

                        African American Ghettos

                        Assimilation versus Hypersegregation        

                        Urban Renewal and Urban Removal

                        Project-Living in Public Housing

                        StuyvesantTown

                        Gentrification

                        HollowCity: The Gentrification of San Francisco

                        Homelessness

  12.  Gender Roles in the City

                        Gender Roles and Public Space

                        Etiquette: Governing Gender Roles in the Public Sphere

                        Gender Harassment in the Public Sphere               

                        Gays and Lesbians in the City

                        Urban Tribes, Gays, and the Creative Class

                        Jobs Move to Where People Are: Meet me in St. Louis

 

13. City Families and Kinship Patterns

                        The Public World of the Preindustrial Family

                        The Industrial City and the Rise of the Private Family

                        The Rise of the Suburbs, the Cult of Domesticity, and the Private Family

                        The City and the Rediscovery of the Urban Family

                        Urban Kinship Networks and the African-American Family

                        Mexican American’s in Urban Barrios

                        The Suburban Working Class and Middle Class Family

                        The Dispersal of Kin and Kin-Work

                       

PART VI: CITY PLACES

 

14. Downtown Stores:  Shopping as Community Activities

                        The Downtown Department Store

                        Neighborhood Stores and Community Identification

                        Suburbia, The Mall, and the Decline of Downtown Shopping

                        Whose Stores? Whose Neighborhood?

                        New Immigrants, the Revitalization of Inner City Stores, and the Rise of the ConsumerCity

                        Money Has No Smell: African Street Vendors and International Trade

                        Strategies for Main Street Redevelopment

                        Conclusion

 

15. Baseball as Urban Drama

                        An Urban Game

                        Boosterism and Civic Pride

                        Spectators and Fan(atics)

                        ImageBuilding Through Technology and Newspapers

                        The National Pastime

                        A Spectacular Public Drama

  

 PART VII:       THE CITY WORLD

 

16.  The Suburbanization of America

                        19th CenturyCemeteries and Parks: Precursors of Suburbia

                        Suburbs: The Bourgeois Utopia

                        Race, Suburbs and City

                        Gated Communities

                        Suburbs and Morality

                        EdgeCities and Urban Sprawl

                        New Urbanism

                        From Front Porch to Back Yard to Front Porch: An Assessment

 

17. Social Capital and Healthy Places

                         Robert Putnam: Bowling Alone

                        The Internet and Virtual Communities                                             Chicago's 1995 Heat Wave

                        The Paris Heat Wave

                        High Ground Low Ground: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina

                       

18.       Experiencing World Cities

                         World Urbanization

                        Modernization Theory and Global Urbanization

                        Development Theory: An Alternative Perspective

                        Cities, the Global Economy and Inequality

                        WorldCities, World Systems Theory, and the Informational Revolution

                        Squatter Settlements

                        Paris: Riots in Suburban Housing Projects

                       

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780205274512
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Author:
Hutter, Mark
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
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Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.28x7.22x.90 in. 1.94 lbs.

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