Urban Life and Society

For Urban Sociology, Urban Political Economy, Urban Anthropology, and Urban Studies courses in Departments of Sociology, Urban Studies, Political Science, Urban Planning, Geography, and Public Policy. Urban Life and Society is a comprehensive and readable overview of the entire field of urban sociology. It provides a very well balanced introduction to all of the major approaches and perspectives. The book pays homage to the traditional classic works in the field, while also focusing on some of the most recent theoretical and empirical work available.