This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter's academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people living in cities. This text, however, extends the Chicago School perspective by combining its traditions with a social psychological perspective derived from symbolic interaction and also with a macro-level examination of social organization, social change, stratification and power in the urban context, informed by political economy. This entirely new, 3rd Edition has a global outlook on city life, and a visual presentation unmatched among books in this genre.
Mark Hutter (Ph.D.), is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA.
Preface Part 1: Historical Developments 1. Introduction to Experiencing Cities 2. The Emergence of Cities 3. The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Urban Sociology Part 2: Disciplinary Perspectives 4. Chicago School: Urbanism and Urban Ecology 5. Urban Planning 6. Urban Political Economy, the New Urban Sociology, and the Power of Place Part 3: City Imagery 7. City Imagery 8. The Skyscraper as Icon Part 4: The Social Psychology of City Life 9. Experiencing Strangers and the Quest for Public Order 10. "Seeing" Disorder and the Ecology of Fear Part 5: City People and Places 11. Urban Communities and Social Policies 12. Families, Gender, and Singles in the City 13. The Consumer City: Shopping and Sports Part 6: The Urban World 14. American and Global Suburbanization Patterns 15. Social Capital and the Resilience of Cities References Index