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'This textbook of essays by leading critical urbanists is a compelling introduction to an important field of study; it interrogates contemporary conflicts and contradictions inherent in the social experience of living in cities that are undergoing neoliberal restructuring, and grapples with profound questions and challenging policy considerations about diversity, equity, and justice. A stimulant to debate in any undergraduate urban studies classroom, this book will inspire a new generation of urban social scholars.'
'An indispensable survey of the main themes and challenges facing humanity in the urban age. Compulsory reading.'
‘This book is an invaluable resource for urban social geographers. It stages a lively encounter with different understandings of urban production and experience, and does so by bringing together an exciting group of scholars working across a diversity of theoretical and geographical contexts.
Cities and Social Change makes a valuable contribution to the scholarship on contemporary cities. It draws together an interesting collection of papers that examine how cities are experienced and understood by their inhabitants with the result an engaging and useful collection. This edited book presents a series of thoughtful examinations of ‘life in the city’ that range in scale and perspective – from the individual and sensory to the global and systemic. The chapters cover a number of the major approaches to thinking about the politics of urban space.
Very useful for teaching essentials knowledge
It is an important issue for us as researchers to highlight this relation between the city and the social changes, from which we can look forward to develop our cities.
This is an exciting book for critical reading in Urban Geography\Urban Studies. Students of urban studies are lead in an easy exploratory manner into understanding critical reading on a range of urban issues relevant even to global South.
A readable text for students with limited prior exposure to the topics. Language is clear, format is accessible. Good bibliography.
A good text for use as pre- course 'summer' reading to get students heads into a suitable place to begin more complex studies.
This is an introduction to contemporary conflicts in the social living in cities which are undergoing restructuring and questions the challenging considerations about diversity, equality and is a must for students and developing debate. The book is a must read to investigate and challenge.
I think this is too specific, the course I am currently teaching requires a more general introductory text.
a fresh, theoritically and empirically informed text that is accessible to students
a fresh, theoretically and empirically informed text that is accessible to students
A really good, accessible, and up-to-date compilation that addresses the key issues of urban social geography
I adopted this excellent book to give to students an overview about urban studies and to introduce economic dynamics in the smart city ecosystem
An excellent book on the subject that covers a wide range of social topics. Recommended. Recommended across two urban and retail/hospitality design units.
Interesting and thought provoking book. Encourages students to look deeper into factors impacting public health
A valuable textbook for undergraduate students enrolled onto a Sociology course.
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