The City

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2019 - Social Science - 256 pages
First published in 1925, The City is a trailblazing text in urban history, urban sociology, and urban studies. Its innovative combination of ethnographic observation and social science theory epitomized the Chicago school of sociology. Robert E. Park, Ernest W. Burgess, and their collaborators were among the first to document the interplay between urban individuals and larger social structures and institutions, seeking patterns within the city’s riot of people, events, and influences. As sociologist Robert J. Sampson notes in his new foreword, though much has changed since The City was first published, we can still benefit from its charge to explain where and why individuals and social groups live as they do.
 

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Contents

Suggestions for the Investigation of Human Behavior in the Urban Environment Robert E Park
1
An Introduction to a Research Project Ernest W Burgess
47
III The Ecological Approach to the Study of Human Community R D McKenzie
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IV The Natural History of the Newspaper Robert E Park
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V Community Organization and Juvenile Delinquency Robert E Park
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VI Community Organization and the Romantic Temper Robert E Park
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VII Magic Mentality and City Life Robert E Park
123
VIII Can Neighborhood Work Have a Scientific Basis? Ernest W Burgess
142
Reflections upon the Relation Between Mentality and Locomotion Robert E Park
156
X A Bibliography of the Urban Community Louis Wirth
161
Indexes
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Robert E. Park (1864–1944) and Ernest W. Burgess (1886–1966) were pioneering urban sociologists who taught at the University of Chicago.