The City

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 30, 2012 - Social Science - 250 pages
The City, first published in 1925 and reprinted here in its entirety, is a cross-section of concerns of the Chicago urban school during the period of its most intense activity. Park and Burgess realized that ecological and economic factors were converted into a social organization by the traditions and aspirations of city dwellers. In their efforts to achieve objectivity, these sociologists never lost sight of the values that propel human beings.

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Contents

Suggestions for the Investigation of Human Behavior in the Urban Environment
1
II The Growth of the City An Introduction to a Research Project
47
III The Ecological Approach to the Study of Human Community
63
IV The Natural History of the Newspaper
80
V Community Organization and Juvenile Delinquency
99
VI Community Organization and the Romantic Temper
113
VII Magic Mentality and City Life
123
VIII Can Neighborhood Work Have a Scientific Basis?
142
Reflections upon the Relation Between Mentality and Locomotion
156
X A Bibliography of the Urban Community
161
Indexes
229
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