An undergraduate exploration of urban sociology, giving balanced treatment to both the process by which cities are built (urbanization) and the ways of life practiced by people that live and work in more urban places (urbanism).
Daniel J. Monti, Jr. is Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Saint Louis University. A graduate of Oberlin College and the University of North Carolina, he is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and has written extensively on matters of urban affairs, race and ethnic relations, American civic life, inner-city redevelopment, and youth gangs. He has been involved in an ongoing study of civic culture as it is expressed in cities across the United States and around the world. His books include Engaging Strangers: Civil Rites, Civic Capitalism, and Public Order in Boston (Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2013),The American City: A Social and Cultural History (Blackwell, 1999), Wannabe: Gangs in Suburbs and Schools (Blackwell, 1994), and Race, Redevelopment, and the New Company Town (SUNY Press, 1990). Michael Ian Borer is a graduate of Lafayette College and obtained a doctorate in Sociology at Boston University. He is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the former Vice President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Concerned about the dynamics of urban cultures, he is especially interested in the social, emotional, and moral relationships between people and places. His books include Faithful to Fenway: Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America's Most Beloved Ballpark (NYU Press, 2008) and Varieties of Urban Experience: The American City and the Practice of Culture (University of American Press, 2006). Lyn C. Macgregor received her undergraduate degree at Boston University and a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently the Associate Director of the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science at Technology Studies there. She specializes in the sociology of culture, communities, and consumption, with a focus on the building of social ties and social networks. She is the author of Habits of the Heartland (2010).
Daniel J. Monti, Lyn C. Macgregor, Michael Ian Borer