". . .firmly established within the undergraduate market . . . among the better of its genre"(Urban Studies)
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From the Back Cover
The sixth edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work while also presenting the foundations and development of the subject. It explicitly relates key issues to contemporary cultural and economic life in cities, producing coverage that is stimulating, relevant and engaging for students.
- Written in a lively and accessible style
- Highly illustrated throughout with new photographs and informative diagrams and tables
- Key questions and concepts for each chapter help you identify and apply the key themes
- Chapter summaries provide revision and reflection opportunities
- Suggested reading encourages further investigation
- Extensive glossary of key terms, highlighted in the text and elaborated upon at the book end
New to this edition
- New and updated boxed features identifying key thinkers, debates and trends
- Updated coverage of recent key developments affecting urban social geography, including: the credit crunch; French urban riots; Hurricane Katrina; mass immigration in western cities; the impact of the Internet, and the future of suburbia
- Updated key film lists provide pointers for cinematic coverage of urban social geography, and there are new sections on urban-based novels
- Companion website containing annotated weblinks, essay questions and project assignments, at www.pearsoned.co.uk/knox
This text is essential reading for students of urban geography, social geography, planning, and sociology, and will be of key interest more broadly within human geography and the social sciences.
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.