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  Stefan Metaal's Urban Sociology Site
Or urban nomads, a term often used to depict the internationalised and highly mobile group of professionals and managers from the head-offices of multinationals.
Urban theorists such as Webber began to doubt whether the new environments in urban fields had a tangible or meaningful identity.
His 'urban region' is closer to a perfectionist urban-rural model than to an urban field.
members.chello.nl /smetaal/ufgl.htm   (1272 words)

 Urban Anthropology
This rift in perception generated and reflected the division of labor between anthropology and sociology: the study of “Western civilization” and the industrialized world was reserved for the field of sociology, while the analysis of “primitive cultures” ceded to anthropology.
Urban anthropologists themselves rarely address one critical point: Although the initial goal of urban anthropology was to counter the dichotomy between "primitive" and "complex" societies within the disciplines of anthropology and sociology, the validity of this oppositional concept in the real world has never been seriously questioned.
Whereas urban anthropology in the 1960s and 70s focused on particular issues such as migration, kinship, and poverty, derived from (or in contrast to) traditional-based fieldwork, urban anthropologists had, by the 1980s, expanded their interests to any aspect of urban life.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/URBAN.htm   (3479 words)

 Urban Sociology - Abstracts and Full Texts
Urban ecologists' claims are challenged by their own intellectual ancestors, and areas of conceptual continuity and overlap should lead to more dialogue and less theoretical polarization.
Urban sociology continues to face a variety of challenges and more debate on its future trajectory is clearly needed but it remains a vital and expanding sub—field.
The story of the new urban sociologists is the story of members of the same generation who, dissatisfied with the development of theory in their field, developed a distinct approach to urban problems.
sociologyindex.com /urban_sociology_abstracts.htm   (1476 words)

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Unit 1, "Introduction to Urban Sociology," will set forth the main issues and topics including a discussion of the theoretical approach of the course and the concern for understanding the city through an integration of macrolevel and microlevel concerns.
Unit 9, "Immigration, Ethnicity and the Urban Enclave" the analysis is extended on the effects of the modern industrial city by examining immigration experience of the twentieth century.
Urban gentrification patterns will be investigated in terms of its political and economic import to contemporary city life.
www.rowan.edu /open/depts/soc/hutter/urban.htm   (1716 words)

 Calvin College - Sociology Department - Course Listing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The robustness of the sociology major will be ensured by requiring five courses of all students majoring in sociology: an introductory course addressing basic theory and methods of the discipline (151), two research methods courses (255, 320), an advanced theory course (318), and a capstone course (395).
These courses, already required of sociology majors at Calvin, are consistently recognized by sociology programs in the Christian College Coalition and other colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to be foundational to a major in sociology.
In addition to sociology majors who wish to emphasize the study of urban problems and opportunities, there will be students from other majors who share that interest and will take one or two courses from these offerings.
www.calvin.edu /academic/sociology/courses   (1350 words)

 Sociology & Anthropology :: The College of New Jersey
Urban sociology examines the dynamics of cities, suburbs, and communities, which particular attention to the composition of human communities, their spatial distribution, and social and cultural organization.
Some contemporary issues in urban sociology include concentration of poverty in center cities, spatial mismatch between where job growth occurs and where people live, suburbanization, redevelopment, and environmental justice.
Sociology helps students develop the skills necessary to live effectively in this new global era, and understand critical aspects of social life in the 21st century.
sociology.department.tcnj.edu   (268 words)

 Urban Sociology
Another aim is to look at differences between urban regions and to investigate the effects of characteristics of individuals and characteristics of urban regions on exclusion from the labour market.
Unemployment has been very persistent in Finnish urban regions: 20% of men and 14% of women aged 30-54 who were in labour force were long-term unemployed in 1993-1994, and in 1997-1998, despite the economic growth, about 50% of this group were still long-term unemployed.
The extension of intermediary zone, which diminishes the urban-rural distinction, represents a sort of compromise between the attractiveness of urban (in the context of employment, urban services) and rural areas (good natural conditions) and is connected with the processes of suburbanization and dispersion of settlements.
www.um.es /ESA/Abstracts/Abst_st8.htm   (4343 words)

 Sociology / UW-Green Bay
Sociology is the systematic study of social organization and social life in society.
Sociology students learn a variety of research methods (including ethnography, field methods, and survey research) and social theories used to study both large-scale and small-scale patterns of social relationships and processes by which these patterns change.
A minor in sociology will provide additional breadth of perspective for students with interdisciplinary majors in urban and regional studies, social change and development, human development, and business administration.
www.uwgb.edu /sociology   (197 words)

 Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sociology Research Design (Soc 201) is a full-year course that is required of second-year graduate students while writing their qualifying papers.
The PhD Program in Sociology and Social Policy (joint with the Kennedy School of Government) is particularly suitable for students who wish to combine theoretical and methodological expertise in sociology with policy training in the fields of urban poverty, inequality, segregation, labor market studies, and the like.
Sociology of economic development with special reference to the Caribbean; historical sociology of slavery and freedom; sociology of slavery; Caribbean and Afro- American culture and social structure; ethnicity from a critical and social-philosophical perspective.
www.gsas.harvard.edu /programs_of_study/sociology.php   (2118 words)

 Sociology 205Y Urban Sociology (Brent Berry)
Urban areas are also home to a disproportionate share of the poor, the homeless, racial and ethnic minorities, recent immigrants, and the young and old.
The theoretical and methodological underpinnings of urban sociology are broad, reflecting a range of disciplines and approaches.
First, this course reviews theories of urban genesis and urban form; the interrelationship of urbanization, industrialization and modernization, issues in urban living (housing, transportation, urban-renewal, poverty, unemployment, etc.); urban social networks (ethnic and cultural heterogeneity, neighbourhood, community and other voluntary associations).
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~bberry/Soc205Y.htm   (2380 words)

 Urban sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban sociology is the sociological study of social life and human interaction in metropolitan areas.
Like most areas of sociology, urban sociologists use statisticial analysis, observation, social theory, interviews, and other methods to study a range of topics, including migration and demographic trends, economics, poverty, race relations, economic trends, and etc.
The Chicago School is a major influence in the study of urban sociology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_sociology   (158 words)

 IS 531: Sociology Lecture Notes
Sociology examines the relations between all aspects of social life {social facts and problems} in modern industrialized society, but with some special emphasis on class, race, and gender.
Sociology was strongly supported by notable Protestant clergy, especially those focused on the "social gospel," municipal reformers, and philanthropists who hoped to translate Christian ethics into "scientifically informed" action.
Sociology had developed strong linkage to the "welfare" state and to the professions that dealt with social problems: social work, social administration, education, and public health.
web.utk.edu /~wrobinso/531_lec_socio.html   (5013 words)

 UCR: Sociology
It is highly recommended for careers in administration, urban planning, public relations, journalism, marketing research, communication, social welfare, police and law enforcement, government, management, business, and any career that requires an understanding of human behavior and organization within the social environment of modern corporate America.
Prerequisite(s): Sociology 1 and 139, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Sociology 110A and consent of instructor prior to enrollment in the course to facilitate placement.
www.students.ucr.edu /9697catalog/soc.html   (6698 words)

 Mills College - Sociology
Sociology at Mills teaches the sociological imagination through systematic study of empirical research results, theory, and method.
By combining these courses and, sometimes, related courses in other departments, students have the option of organizing their studies into one of several areas of concentration: social inequality; computational social science; race and ethnic relations; law and society; urban sociology; and individual and society.
And, regardless of one's career plans, the Sociology major is an excellent foundation for lifelong learning and citizenship in the global village.
www.mills.edu /academics/undergraduate/soc   (449 words)

 McDaniel College Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Graduates of McDaniel’s sociology program have gone on to careers in counseling, social work, law, teaching, the ministry, juvenile justice and law enforcement.
Each of the concentrations provides a solid foundation in sociology theory and research methods, complemented by interdisciplinary study in such fields as business, economics, communication, and biology.
Sociology students have served internships in the state’s attorney’s office, local and state police departments, the courts, the U.S. Marshall’s office, and the Department of Juvenile Services.
www.mcdaniel.edu /academics/sociology/sociolog.shtml   (143 words)

 Urban sociology Summary
Urban sociology studies human groups in a territorial frame of reference.
In this field, social organization is the major focus of inquiry, with an emphasis on the interplay between social and spatial organization and the ways in which changes in spatial...
Urban sociology is the sociological study of the various statistics among the population in cities.
www.bookrags.com /Urban_sociology   (120 words)

 Sociology Dept. Graduate Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Recent work on religion, for example, has included studies of the spread and transformation of evangelism, trends in church membership, the changing role of women, and the impact of social change movements within church organizations as well as the study of new and old belief systems and their integration--or lack thereof--into the wider society.
The department also has considerable expertise in the sociology of knowledge (including science and medicine) and the sociology of material culture (including technology and the built environment), the study of professional and occupational cultures, media studies, and the study of national character.
The general M.A. program in Sociology is designed to equip students with a broad foundation in general sociology and a particular focus in a more specialized field of relevance to the student's career interests in teaching, research, governmental work, or public service.
www.luc.edu /depts/sociology/gradpgm.htm   (2929 words)

 SSU Sociology Department:
We shall look at the development of urban/suburban areas historically and how people have conceptualized the "urban." An overview of the general field of urban studies is provided in addition to case study material related to specific cities.
Characteristics of American urban and suburban growth are examined with reference to developing social problems.
Contemporary urban problems and policy issues, specifically, poverty, lack of affordable housing and homelessness will be examined.
www.sonoma.edu /sociology/soc425.htm   (454 words)

 Urban Sociology Job Opening
The primary area of specialization is urban sociology and globalization, with emphasis on Los Angeles and Pacific Rim societies.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or ABD in Sociology from an accredited institution of higher education.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.
www.calstatela.edu /academic/soc/urbanjobannounce.htm   (489 words)

 Urban Studies Courses | Brooklyn Campus | LIU
This introductory course centers on readings in urban history and sociology in order to give graduate students a grasp of the language and literature of urban studies.
Specific attention will be given to the effects of religion, class, gender and race on national, state and local social welfare policies, on the role of women in developing public health, education and welfare services, and on the role of politics in developing institutional responses to social problems.
Particular films are screened and analyzed using theoretical tools which reveal the nature of the social and political conflict involved in the construction of the city both on screen and in concrete.
www.brooklyn.liu.edu /depts/urbanstudies/courses.html   (1827 words)

 Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley
Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was appointed in 1979 in the Department of City and Regional Planning.
He was one of the intellectual founders of what came to be known as the New Urban Sociology.
His regular teaching offerings are: sociology of the information society (graduate seminar); information technology and society (undergraduate course); comparative analysis of urban and regional policies (graduate course); research seminar on regional development; doctoral seminar for City and Regional planning students.
sociology.berkeley.edu /faculty/castells   (779 words)

The most frequent areas of study are urban housing, politics, intergroup relationships, class and stratification patterns, and economic structures and the nature of communities.
Provides urban planners with information about how the technology of electronic communications is changing the form and function of our communities, the practice of planning, the way planners learn about and research issues, and the management of planning.
A visual approach to urban sociology, from the sociology department of the University of Milan, Italy.
www.sociosite.net /topics/city.php   (2439 words)

 Sociology 396HS Urban Health (Brent Berry)
Urban areas are also home to higher concentrations of particular populations.
The urban/rural dichotomy is too simplistic—life chances and quality of environments vary substantially within urban areas, requiring a closer look at the texture of social environments and milieu of daily life in various settings.
The next few lectures focuses on the most at-risk groups of the urban landscape—the homeless, the young and old, the socially disadvantaged (the poor, residents of public housing, stigmatized minorities), and recent immigrants.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~bberry/Soc396.htm   (3190 words)

 New York University > Sociology > Faculty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Urban sociology, urban political economy and urban theory; political sociology, state theory and political geography; comparative European and North American urban, suburban and regional development; comparative capitalisms; critical social/spatial theory; globalization studies.
Sociology of science; sociology of knowledge; deviance and control; sociology of law; race and ethnicity; policy; deviance.
Sociology of education; social stratification; post-communist transitions; sociology of childhood; methodology/survey research.
sociology.fas.nyu.edu /page/faculty   (786 words)

 Sociology and Urban Studies
Sociology and Urban Studies are four-year courses of study leading to Bachelor’s degrees.
Urban Studies graduates often work in social work, government agencies, planning firms, private non-profits, community organizations and private industry.
Sociology majors acquire a greater understanding and appreciation of life in a diverse world.
staging.spc.edu /pages/462.asp   (235 words)

 University of Chicago Department of Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Currently, a core group of sociology faculty members at the University of Chicago are engaged in research projects that are reinventing the classic concept of community study by placing local community, city, and global processes on a new theoretical foundation and recognizing the ways in which metropolitan life has been transformed.
Although in different substantive areas (e.g., criminology, urban development, political sociology, globalization), the following cluster of faculty is focused on studies of the complex region of Chicago and its extra-local connections.
A key vehicle for the presentation of ongoing research is the Workshop on Urban Social Processes organized by Abbott.
sociology.uchicago.edu /prog_clu_urban.html   (305 words)

 OSU Sociology - Undergrad Info - Carreer possibilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Demography and ecology of cities and metropolitan areas are explored with a view toward urban planning and future development.
The major assignment for the Urban Sociology course is a metropolitan anlysis of a US city.
UEweb is full of Urban Education related materials and may merit a look.
www.okstate.edu /artsci/sociology/.html/urban.html   (285 words)

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