Cities and Urban Life, 8th edition

  • John J. Macionis, 
  • Vincent N. Parrillo

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Cities and Urban Life provides an overview of urban environments around the world. Authors John Macionis and Vincent Parrillo utilize an approach that is multidisciplinary but fundamentally sociological. Throughout this accessible text, they explore how cities have evolved over time, how cities reflect culture, and where the urban story may take us next.

The 8th Edition offers fresh coverage of relevant topics such as the pandemic's impact upon cities, the variety of approaches to the greening of cities, and how changing lifestyles affect residence and work choices. New profiles of Berlin, Buenos Aires and Caracas and updated profiles of Denver, Singapore, Paris, London and St. Louis show key concepts in contemporary contexts.

Published by Pearson (January 25th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780138185121

Subject: Sociology

Category: Social Institutions


Part 1: Understanding the City

  1. Exploring the City
  2. Evolution of the World's Cities
  3. Development of Canadian and US Cities
  4. Today's Cities and Suburbs

Part 2: Disciplinary Perspectives

  1. Urban Sociology
  2. Spatial Perspectives
  3. Critical Urban Theory
  4. The Context of Cities
  5. Comparative Urbanism

Part 3: The Structure of the City

  1. Stratification and Social Class
  2. Urban Diversity
  3. Urban Problems
  4. Global Urbanization
  5. The Future of Cities

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