Sociology books: Urban studies

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BOOKS ON SALE

All books below are 40% off using code MN89560. Code expires Nov. 1, 2022.

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ALL SOCIOLOGY BOOKS ON SALE

 

The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access The Architecture of Disability Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access David Gissen 2022 Fall
A radical critique of architecture that places disability at the heart of the built environment
Meaningless Citizenship: Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Meaningless Citizenship Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Sally Wesley Bonet 2022 Fall
A searing critique of the “freedom” that America offers to the victims of its imperialist machinations of war and occupation
Afro-Sweden: Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country Afro-Sweden Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country Ryan Thomas Skinner 2022 Fall
A compelling examination of Sweden’s African and Black diaspora
Against the Commons: A Radical History of Urban Planning Against the Commons A Radical History of Urban Planning Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago 2022 Fall
An alternative history of capitalist urbanization through the lens of the commons
Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Fearing the Immigrant Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Parastou Saberi 2022 Fall
A fascinating deep dive into one city’s urban policy—and the anxiety over immigrants that informs it
The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine The Common Camp Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine Irit Katz 2022 Spring
Seeing the camp as a persistent political instrument in Israel–Palestine and beyond
Showroom City: Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World Showroom City Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World John Joe Schlichtman 2022 Spring
A unique and engaging account of local urban decision-making within the globalizing world
Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Plant Life The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Rosetta S. Elkin 2022 Spring
How afforestation reveals the often-concealed politics between humans and plants
Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Justice at Work The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Marc Doussard and Greg Schrock 2022 Spring
A pathbreaking look at how progressive policy change for economic justice has swept U.S. cities
On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography On the Rural Economy, Sociology, Geography Henri Lefebvre Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, Editors 2022 Spring
A collection of previously untranslated writings by Henri Lefebvre on rural sociology, situating his research in relation to wider Marxist work
Spent behind the Wheel: Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Spent behind the Wheel Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray 2021 Fall
Exploring professional passenger driving and the gig economy through feminist theories of labor
Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Building on Borrowed Time Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Lukas Ley 2021 Fall
A timely ethnography of how Indonesia’s coastal dwellers inhabit the “chronic present” of a slow-motion natural disaster
Settler Colonial City: Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis Settler Colonial City Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis David Hugill 2021 Fall
Revealing the enduring link between settler colonization and the making of modern Minneapolis
Practicing Cooperation: Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Practicing Cooperation Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Andrew Zitcer 2021 Fall
A powerful new understanding of cooperation as an antidote to alienation and inequality
Private Metropolis: The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance Private Metropolis The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance Dennis R. Judd, Evan McKenzie and Alba Alexander, Editors 2021 Spring
Examines the complex ecology of quasi-public and privatized institutions that mobilize and administer many of the political, administrative, and fiscal resources of today’s metropolitan regions
The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China The End of the Village Planning the Urbanization of Rural China Nick R. Smith 2021 Spring
How China’s expansive new era of urbanization threatens to undermine the foundations of rural life
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain The Migrant’s Paradox Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain Suzanne M. Hall 2021 Spring
Connects global migration with urban marginalization, exploring how “race” maps onto place across the globe, state, and street
The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements The Radical Bookstore Counterspace for Social Movements Kimberley Kinder 2021 Spring
Examines how radical bookstores and similar spaces serve as launching pads for social movements
Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City Design, Control, Predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City Aaron Shapiro 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at life in the “smart” city
The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York The Invention of Public Space Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York Mariana Mogilevich 2020 Spring
The interplay of psychology, design, and politics in experiments with urban open space
Chasing World-Class Urbanism: Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Chasing World-Class Urbanism Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Jacob Lederman 2020 Fall
Questions increasingly dominant urban planning orthodoxies and whether they truly serve everyday city dwellers
Modern Housing Modern Housing Catherine Bauer 2020 Spring
The original guide on modern housing from the premier expert and activist in the public housing movement
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Urbanism without Guarantees: The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood Urbanism without Guarantees The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood Christian M. Anderson 2020 Spring
A unique more-than-capitalist take on urban dynamics
Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development Cyclescapes of the Unequal City Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development John G. Stehlin 2019 Spring
A critical look at the political economy of urban bicycle infrastructure in the United States
Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Everyday Equalities Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson, Helga Leitner and Valerie Preston 2019 Fall
A timely new look at coexisting without assimilating in multicultural cities
The Anti-Black City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil The Anti-Black City Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil Jaime Amparo Alves 2018 Spring
An important new ethnographic study of São Paulo’s favelas reveals the widespread use of race-based police repression in Brazil
Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders Homeless in San Francisco Teresa Gowan 2010 Spring
A powerful ethnographic account of life on the streets in San Francisco
State, Space, World: Selected Essays State, Space, World Selected Essays Henri Lefebvre Edited by Neil Brenner and Stuart Elden 2009 Spring
Leading intellectual Henri Lefebvre on political and state theory