The course seeks to induce among students further reading, discussion and essay writing on the subject of socio-spatial dialectics, the complex society – space indeterminacies, with particular emphasis on the urban environment.
The course consists of the following thematic units covered in 14 lectures / seminar discussions:
Pre-industrial and Industrial Cities.
The Industrial City of the 19th Century (Manchester, Lyon)
Social, Economic and Cultural Conditions of the Emergence of Urban Sociology as a Distinct Subject
The Beginnings of Urban Sociology: Engels, Booth
The Beginnings of Urban Sociology: Weber, Simmel
The Industrial City of the Early 20th Century (Chicago)
The Chicago School of Urban Sociology: Burgess, Park
The Ecological Approach at the Chicago School: Wirth
Social Production of Urban Space: Lefebvre
City and Social Inequality / Urban Social Segregation
Urban Transformation / Suburbanization and Gentrification: Harvey, Florida