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By David A. Karp, Gregory P. Stone, William C. Yoels, Nicholas P. Dempsey

This 3rd version of a vintage city sociology textual content examines severe yet often-neglected points of city lifestyles from a social-psychological theoretical perspective.

• offers an entire research of the real social mental dimensions of city lifestyles which are usually overlooked

• offers a entire description of the 19th-century theoretical roots of city sociology

• allows readers to work out concretely how theories are "applied" to light up the operation of a number of city cultures, methods, and structures

• Considers a few issues which are prone to resonate with readers in my view, akin to replacement ways to the concept that of "community," the day-by-day association of urban existence, and the phenomenon of city tolerance of diversity

• comprises an updated, new bankruptcy at the arts and concrete life

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Title. 76—dc23 2015007990 ISBN: 978–0–275–95647–9 (hardcover) ISBN: 978–0–275–95654–7 (paperback) EISBN: 978–1–4408–2856–0 1918171615 12345 This book is also available on the World Wide Web as an eBook. com for details. O. Box 1911 Santa Barbara, California 93116-1911 This book is printed on acid-free paper Manufactured in the United States of America To my wonderful grandson Yadi Yoels, who lights up my life with his joy and laughter. Y. For the extraordinary joy they provide, I thank Cody, Emily, Jayden, Malia, Sydney, and Tyler.

It should also be noted that none of the theorists discussed in Chapters 1 and 2 paid particular attention to the experience of women in cities. In fact, their writings reflect a taken-for-granted acceptance of women’s “natural” place in the private world of home and family. ” In such matters, then, they were clearly prisoners, so to speak, of the climates of opinion current in those times and places. Despite such limitations, however, their works still constitute the fundamental starting point for later thinking about urban life.

Given such a view of mechanical solidarity, the question now arises as to how Durkheim was able to detect the operation of mechanical solidarity. Like his predecessor Maine, Durkheim turned to the operation of law in his own investigation of this issue. In Durkheim’s view, “we may be sure to find reflected in the law all the essential varieties of social solidarity” (1984:25), as the law represents the entire institutional basis of a society. To the extent that the sanctions attached to the legal rules of a society are repressive in nature, that is, demanding retaliation and punishment, they reflect the presence of mechanical solidarity.

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