Social theory and the urban question

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social theory and the urban question

Social Theory And The Urban Question by Peter Saunders

Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism.

Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these founding fathers of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis.

This book was first published in 1981.
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Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Hutchinson, Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

In this conversation, we discuss his work on urban metabolism, cyborg urbanization and urban political ecology, as well as his recent engagement with urban wastelands and the question of urban biodiversity. After a long winter and a busy semester, we are delighted to renew our podcast series through a dialogue with our long-time friend, comrade and colleague, Margit Mayer , Professor at the Free University Berlin. The conversation was recorded on a beautiful Spring afternoon in Berlin, in a garden courtyard where a chorus of birds can be heard singing in the background. Margit Mayer is among the most influential scholars working in the field of critical urban studies today. Her many writings on urban social movements under Fordism, post-Fordism, globalized urbanization and neoliberal urbanism have influenced generations of urban thinkers and activists concerned to understand the changing contexts of radical and progressive urban struggles. Oxford: Oxford University Press,

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Marxist Sociology Revisited pp Cite as. The questions provoked by urbanisation — individualism, status definition, ethnicity, property capital and state intervention — challenge the very terms in which Marxism is cast. Over the past generation social theory has had to take account of changing alignments in the labour force, state planning and, as well, urbanisation. Despite legal and institutional constraints on labour mobility and low rates of economic growth, urban migration continues and rural society continues to be incorporated into the urban net. And, further, economic restructuring enforces the recategorisation and reshaping of urban places. Some of the more intractable political issues relate to this experience of urbanisation.


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