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Author Feagin, Joe R.

Title The new urban paradigm : critical perspectives on the city / Joe R. Feagin
Published Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [1998]


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Description xiv, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Cities and the New International Division of Labor: An Overview / Joe R. Feagin and Michael P. Smith -- 2. The Global Context of Metropolitan Growth: Houston and the Oil Industry / Joe R. Feagin -- 3. Extractive Regions in Developed Countries: A Comparative Analysis of the Oil Capitals, Houston and Aberdeen / Joe R. Feagin -- 4. Cities in Conflict / Joe R. Feagin -- 5. Urban Real Estate Speculation: Implications for Social Science and Urban Planning / Joe R. Feagin -- 6. Irrationality in Real Estate Investment: The Case of Houston / Joe R. Feagin -- 7. The Corporate Center Strategy: The State in Central Cities / Joe R. Feagin -- 8. Arenas of Conflict: Zoning and Land-Use Reform in Critical Political-Economic Perspective / Joe R. Feagin -- 9. Are Planners Collective Capitalists? The Cases of Aberdeen and Houston / Joe R. Feagin -- 10. Slavery Unwilling to Die: The Background of Black Oppression in the 1980s / Joe R. Feagin
11. The Continuing Significance of Race: Antiblack Discrimination in Public Places / Joe R. Feagin -- 12. The Continuing Significance of Racism: Discrimination against Black Students in White Colleges / Joe R. Feagin -- 13. Changing Black Americans to Fit a Racist System? / Joe R. Feagin -- 14. Urban Sociology: Feagin Style / M. Gottdiener -- 15. The New Urban Paradigm: Feagin's Contributions / John I. Gilderbloom
Summary "This book assesses urban questions from the "new urban sociology" perspective that has developed since the 1980s. One of the leading figures in this tradition of thought, Feagin places class and racial domination at the heart of the analysis of city life, change, and development. His approach takes into account political-economic histories and the rise and fall of their social institutions; the character and impact of their underlying systems of capitalism, racism, and patriarchy; and how these dynamics play out in the everyday lives of contemporary urbanites. His assessment of the historical conditions and institutions that protect class and racial privileges makes it clear why people in cities rebel and why social scientists should focus future research on large-scale urban transformation."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cities and towns -- United States.
LC no. 97026345
ISBN 0847684989 (cloth : alk. paper)
0847684997 (paper : alk. paper)