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- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 44.00
Urban areas are integral to India?s growth and development, accounting for around two-thirds of the country?s GDP. Analysing India?s rapidly expanding process of urbanisation, the book identifies the key challenges and opportunities and proposes suitable managerial and policy reforms. It addresses critical issues and puts forth suggestions for better... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95 US$ 56.29
This volume presents a systematic discussion of the leading theoretical approaches to social stratification. It is both an accessible overview and a distinctive contribution to the analysis of class, status and power. John Scott argues that Max Weber's conceptual framework - reconstructed and enlarged - provides the basis for integrating what have... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it with its equally impressive sequel which is being published simultaneously.) In it, Professor Nicholas traces the slow regeneration of urban life... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95
The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval City . (Like that volume it is fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use the two as a continuum.) This book covers a much... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification and the theory of power elite. He is also concerned to develop and extend the Marxist approach to the study of class structure and social stratification... more...
- DETAIL 2013; US$ 86.84
The issue of sustainability has long since arrived in the world of city and spatial planning. In this broad overview of the field of sustainable city planning, a focus is placed on mixed-use city neighborhoods that include residences, services, and commercial areas. A presentation of different strategies along with planning tools round... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is Ecological Urbanism? In answer, this book is neither... more...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 43.92
Since the 1960s designers have progressively been taking note of the processes that link products to the environment. Issues such as how raw materials are procured and the conditions of production now influence the design process along with usage and recycling. The book traces the transformation of the notion of products, examines the... more...