The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously presenting well established approaches to the subject, it ensures students are well-informed about all the issues. The result is a topical book that is clear and accessible for students
Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech. His recent books include Small Town Sustainability (with H. Mayer), Urbanization (with L. McCarthy), Metroburbia, USA and The Geography of the World Economy (with J. Agnew and L. McCarthy).Steven Pinch is a Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Southampton. His recent research has focused on the urban geography of design industries. Currently he is studying innovation in social enterprises and the ways in which the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the steamship Titanic is being memorialized in various cities throughout the world.
Table of Contents 1. Social Geography and The Sociospatial Dialectic 2. The Changing Economic Context of City Life 3. The Cultures of Cities 4. Patterns of Sociospatial Differentiation 5. Spatial and Institutional Frameworks: Citizens, The State, And Civil Society 6. Structures of Building Provision And The Social Production Of The Urban Environment 7. The Social Dimensions of Modern Urbanism 8. Segregation and Congregation 9. Neighbourhood, Community, and The Social Construction Of Place 10. Environment and Behaviour in Urban Settings 11. Bodies, Sexuality and The City 12. Residential Mobility and Neighbourhood Change 13. Urban Change and Conflict 14. Whither Urban Social Geography?: Recent Developments