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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95
The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location. Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl. Breaks new ground, offering a systematic... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 33.84
Das nicht nur für Österreich, sondern für ganz Europa ungewöhnliche Konzept des Wohn- und Freizeitparks 'Fontana' im Umland Wiens kann als ein leuchtendes Beispiel für die qualitativ neuartige, (post)suburbane Siedlungsentwicklung in unseren Stadtregionen gesehen werden. Das Buch versucht mit einem - eher ungewöhnlichen - Methodenmix, dieses Projekt... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to Brazil, presented here in a clear and comprehensive style... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95
Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79
The Margins of Urban Life brings to life the "floating worlds of the periphery" in nineteenth-century French cities--the world of beggars, the most miserable prostitutes, ragpickers, casual labor, and unwanted people; the location of slaughterhouses, gas factories, tanneries, and, increasingly, even executions. The men and women of the suburbs and... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 28.95
Decades of economic prosperity in the United States have redefined the American dream. Paul Knox explores how extreme versions of this dream have changed the American landscape. Increased wealth has led America's metropolitan areas to develop into vast sprawling regions of "metroburbia"ùfragmented mixtures of employment and residential settings,... more...