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The Transformation of Cities

Urban Theory and Urban Life

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 271
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Paperback - 9780333745977

04 October 2002

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Ebook - 9781403990310

14 March 2017

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The aim of the book is to examine the transformation of the city in the late 20th century and explore the ways in which city life is structured. The shift from modern-industrial to information/consumption-based 'post-modern'...

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The aim of the book is to examine the transformation of the city in the late 20th century and explore the ways in which city life is structured. The shift from modern-industrial to information/consumption-based 'post-modern' cities is traced through the text. The focus is not just on America and Europe but also explores cities in other parts of the world as city growth in the twenty first century will be predominantly outside of these regions.

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Easytoread style which conveys debates clearly and simply without being simplistic
Scope of text covering all the major issues in urban studies
Wide potential readership across a range of disciplines (see below)

Introduction
Industrial-Modern City
Demographic Change and the City
Global Cities
Everyday Life in the City
Consumption and Urban Culture
Urban Social Inequality and Exclusion
Planning and the Urban Environment
The Sustainable City
Reflections.

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DAVID C. THORNS is Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the author of many books, including Fragmenting Societies? A Comparative Analysis of Regional and Urban Development (Routledge 1992).

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DAVID C. THORNS is Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the author of many books, including Fragmenting Societies? A Comparative Analysis of Regional and Urban Development (Routledge 1992).

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