Contents: Preface. 1. Sociological perspective on the city. 2. Key mobility challenges in Indian cities. 3. Geographical of space, place and identity. 4. The urban tradition in sociology. 5. City and community. 6. Ethnic and minority groups. 7. Patterns and consequences of urbanization in poor countries. Index.
This book offers a coherent theoretical introduction to urban sociology and present a balanced view of the ecological arguments that the urban arena produces, coupled with jargon free language while covering the syllabi of several universities. The book provides an overview of issues and debates in contemporary urban sociology and intended to serve the needs of students as an ideal textbook and a reference tool for teachers researchers, social scientists, planners and policy makers. (jacket)