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Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 4/e
Richard T. Schaefer, DePaul University

Communities And The Environment

Outline

How Did Communities Originate?

    Early Communities
    Preindustrial Cities
    Industrial and Postindustrial Cities

Urbanization

    Functionalist View: Urban Ecology
    Conflict View: New Urban Sociology

Types of Communities

    Central Cities
    Suburbs
    Rural Communities

Community and Technological Change: A Case Study

The Environment

    Environmental Problems: An Overview
    Functionalism and Human Ecology
    Conflict View of Environmental Issues
    Environmental Justice

Social Policy and Communities: Seeking Shelter Worldwide

    The Issue
    The Setting
    Sociological Insights
    Policy Initiatives

Boxes

    Sociology in the Global Community: Squatter Settlements
    Research in Action: Gated Communities