This second edition of this text on urban sociology takes into account contemporary theoretical debated and empirical research. Expanded and thoroughly revised throughout, it incorporates developments in the literature on urban inequality, urban culture, urban politics and globalization. It offers a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute account of its subject, ideal for study purposes at undergraduate level and beyond.
MIKE SAVAGE is Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Sociology at University of Manchester. His most recent book is Social Change and Class Cultures in Contemporary Britain (Open University Press). - ALAN WARDE is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester. His many books include Eating Out: Social Diffentiation, Consumption and Pleasure with L Martens, Consumption Food and Taste: Culinary Antimonies and Commodity Culture, and Contemporary British Society (third edition) with Nicholas Abercrombie et al. - KEVIN WARD is Lecturer in the School of Geography at the University of Manchester.