From Chicago to L A

Author: Michael Dear
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761920951
Release Date: 2001-08-09
Genre: Science

From Chicago to L.A. begins the task of defining an alternative agenda for urban studies and examines the case for shifting the focus of urban studies from Chicago to Los Angeles. The authors, experienced scholars from a variety of disciplines, examine: The concepts that have blocked our understanding of Southern California cities The imaginative structures that people have been using to understand and explain Los Angeles The utility of the "Los Angeles School" of urbanism

Stadt Landschaft Hybridit t

Author: Olaf Kühne
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531186627
Release Date: 2012-03-11
Genre: Social Science

In dem Buch werden die Einflussfaktoren untersucht, die die Entwicklung des Großraums Los Angeles wesentlich bestimmt haben. Dabei werden lokale Eigenlogiken ebenso betrachtet wie lokale Ausprägungen globaler Einflüsse. Basierend auf einer sozialkonstruktivistischen Landschaftstheorie wird danach gefragt, wie sich ästhetische Vorstellungen und von Angst geleitetes Handeln in den physischen Raum einschreiben. Die sozialkonstruktivistische Perspektive stellt insbesondere die sozialen Konstruktionsmechanismen in das Zentrum der Betrachtung.

San Diego

Author: Olaf Kühne
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658017200
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Social Science

​Die Entwicklungspfade von San Diego sind beeinflusst von der sozialen, kulturellen und ökonomischen Verschiedenheit der beiden Räume San Diego und Tijuana. Diese Verschiedenheit hat sich heute zu einer Ressource für Hybridisierungen entwickelt. Hybriditätsforschungen betrachten Kultur als Prozess, in dem sich Eigenes und Fremdes gegenseitig beeinflussen und bedingen. Mittels qualitativer Methoden werden die Biographien der hybriden Grenzmetropole nachvollzogen und die soziale Konstruktion von (Grenz-)Raum aus einer neuen Perspektive beleuchtet.​ Ergänzt wird diese Perspektive durch eine Analyse medialer Präsenz von San Diego und Tijuana.

Landschaftstheorie und Landschaftspraxis

Author: Olaf Kühne
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658190347
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Social Science

Das Buch befasst sich mit der Frage, aufgrund welcher gesellschaftlicher Konventionen wir Landschaft sehen, deuten und bewerten. Dabei wird ein besonderer Blick auf die Entwicklung von Landschaftsverständnissen im deutschen Sprachraum, im Vergleich zu anderen Sprachräumen, gerichtet. Behandelt werden in dem Buch sowohl unterschiedliche Theorien zum Thema Landschaft aus den Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften wie auch praktische Fragen zum Umgang mit Landschaft von der Deutung der Suburbanisierung bis hin zu der Energiewende. In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich die Forschung um das Themenfeld „Landschaft“ erheblich intensiviert. In der 2. Auflage wird dieser Umstand berücksichtigt, so hat sich etwa eine diskurstheoretische Befassung mit dem Thema Landschaft etabliert, neue Hybridisierungen zwischen Städtischem und Ländlichem werden diskutiert, Landschaft wird als Element von Ökosystemdienstleistungen beschrieben, die Diskussion um den Zusammenhang um Macht und Landschaft, wie auch die landschaftlichen Folgen der Energiewende haben sich verstärkt.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199366224
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Genre: Psychology

The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Encyclopedia of Race Ethnicity and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412926942
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Social Science

This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area


Author: Sean Benesh
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621893257
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Genre: Religion

Metrospiritual: The Geography of Church Planting is about church planting in the city. There is an outpouring of new expressions of church being started throughout metro areas across North America. Where are these new churches being started? Maybe a more subterranean question is, Why? Why are churches being started where they are and why is there is a bias towards one part of the city and an overall neglect of other parts? Metrospiritual explores these questions and more as it builds off of recent research and surveys of hundreds of church planters in seven large cities in the United States and Canada. There is a deeper look at pivotal issues such as gentrification, the Creative Class, community transformation, urban renewal, and the role new churches play in all of these.

Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Author: Malcolm W. Klein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199890101
Release Date: 2010-04-12
Genre: Law

In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs--but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join them? Why do they proliferate? Street Gang Patterns and Policies is a crucial update and critical examination of our understanding of gangs and major gang-control programs across the nation. Often perceived solely as an urban issue, street gangs are also a suburban and rural dilemma. Klein and Maxson focus on gang proliferation, migration, and crime patterns, and highlight known risk factors that lead to youths form and join gangs within communities. Dispelling the long-standing assumptions that the public, the media, and law enforcement have about street gangs, they present a comprehensive overview of how gangs are organized and structured. The authors assess the major gang programs across the nation and argue that existing prevention, intervention, and suppression methods targeting individuals, groups, and communities, have been largely ineffective. Klein and Maxson close by offering valuable policy guidelines for practitioners on how to intervene and control gangs more successfully. Filling an important gap in the literature on street gangs and social control, this book is a must-read for criminologists, social workers, policy makers, and criminal justice practitioners.

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

Author: Barry C. Feld
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190208837
Release Date: 2011-12-23
Genre: Social Science

Over the last two decades, researchers have made significant discoveries about the causes and origins of delinquency. Specifically, we have learned a great deal about adolescent development and its relationship to decision-making, about multiple factors that contribute to delinquency, and about the processes and contexts associated with the course of delinquent careers. Over the same period, public officials have made sweeping jurisprudential, jurisdictional, and procedural changes in our juvenile justice systems. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice presents a timely compilation of state-of-the-art critical reviews of knowledge about causes of delinquency and their significance for justice policy, and about developments in the juvenile justice system to prevent and control youth crime. The first half of the handbook focuses on juvenile crime and examines trends and patterns in delinquency and victimization, explores causes of delinquency-at the individual, micro-social, and macro-social levels, and from natural and social science perspectives-and their implications for structuring a youth justice system. The second half of the handbook concentrates on juvenile justice and examines a range of issues-including the historical origins and re-invention of the juvenile court; juvenile offenders' mental health status and considerations of trial competence and culpability; intake, diversion, detention, and juvenile courts; and transfer/waiver strategies-and considers how the juvenile justice system itself influences delinquency. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice provides a comprehensive overview of juvenile crime and juvenile justice administration by authors who are all leading scholars involved in cutting-edge research, and is an essential resource for scholars, students, and justice officials.

Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cultures

Author: Raúl Homero Villa
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114192763
Release Date: 2005-01-20
Genre: Social Science

Publishing essays that examine American societies and cultures in global and local contexts, the journal contributes to the understanding of the United States, its diversity, and its impact on world politics and culture.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783035602166
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Architecture

Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
ISBN: 1557534462
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: History

The relationship between Jews and the United States is necessarily complex: Jews have been instrumental in shaping American culture and, of course, Jewish culture and religion have likewise been profoundly recast in the United States, especially in the period following World War II. A major focus of this work is to consider the Jewish role in American life as well as the American role in shaping Jewish life. This fifth volume of the Casden Institute's annual review is organized along five broad themes-politics, values, image, education and culture.