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Urban Communities

Sociology 535

3 credit hours, offered biennially

This seminar is designed to provide an examination of the major dimensions along which urban communities are socially organized and stratified. It begins by revisiting classic urban sociology, primarily the "Chicago School," and also explores more contemporary manifestations and revisions. Other topics include social networks and community, political economy and the "new urban sociology," community crime and social disorganization theory, the history and etiology of the urban "underclass," community social organization and the black middle class, the neighborhood as a site of collective action and identity, spatial forms of racial/ethnic inequality, theories of social capital and collective efficacy, and social (dis)order in public spaces. Both ethnographic and quantitative research approaches will be considered as they bear on community-level social organization.

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