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Leading Texts on Urban History, Politics, & Sociology

See what's happening at the heart of cities around the world by reading urban history, politics, and sociology books written by Anthony M. Orum PhD of Austin, Texas. These works are available to purchase online through a variety of vendors which are listed below.


Urban Studies

Dr. Orum's work on urban studies started from home and extended around the world. His written material includes the urban history of Austin, Texas, as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After writing Power, Money & the People, his urban history of Austin in the 1980s, the many personal interviews and histories he collected were given to the Austin History Center and they now make up an important part of the Austin Archives. He has also explored the use of public spaces, focusing on parks in Shanghai, China. Some of Dr. Orum's urban studies books include:

Book Cover, City-Building in America
City-Building
in America

Authored

Book Cover, Power, Money & the People: The Making of Modern Austin
Power, Money & the People: The Making of Modern Austin

Authored

Book Cover, Common Ground? Readings and Reflections on Public Space
Common Ground? Readings and Reflections on Public Space

Co-Authored

Book Cover, Introduction to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human Experience
Introduction to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human Experience

Co-Authored

Book Cover, The World of Cities: Places in Comparative and Historical Perspective
The World of Cities: Places in Comparative and Historical Perspective

Co-Authored

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The Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies

Edited


Politics & Sociology

Politics are key to how urban policies are made, so many books and articles by Anthony M. Orum cover topics in political theory and sociology. This includes a short monograph Black Students in Protest, which is about protests during the 1960s in the United States. Notable political and sociology books written by Dr. Orum include:

Book Cover, Black Students in Protest
Black Students
in Protest

Authored

Book Cover, Political Sociology
Political
Sociology

Authored

Book Cover, Introduction to Political Sociology (4th Edition)
Introduction to Political Sociology
(4th Edition)

Authored

Book Cover, Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World (5th Edition)
Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World (5th Edition)

Co-Authored

Book Cover, A Case for the Case Study
A Case
for the Case Study

Edited