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Robert Park in China: From the Chicago School to Urban China Studies

Xuefei Ren

in The City in China: New Perspectives on Contemporary Urbanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529205473
eISBN:
9781529205510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Chicago School of urban sociology was not only influential in the U.S., but also instrumental for introducing sociology to China in the early 20th century. Drawing upon archival materials from ... More


The American Tradition: The City and the Jews

Chad Alan Goldberg

in Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226460413
eISBN:
9780226460697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460697.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the portrayal of Jewish immigrants from the First World War through the 1930s by the Chicago school of sociology, particularly in the work of William Thomas, Robert Park, and ... More


The Sociology and Historiography of Immigration

Ewa Morawska

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter offers a detailed analysis of work by historians and sociologists over the past fifteen years that has revised the older, two-part paradigm of American immigration. One half of that ... More


The City in China: New Perspectives on Contemporary Urbanism

Ray Forrest, Julie Ren, and Bart Wissink (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529205473
eISBN:
9781529205510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 2015, one hundred years passed since Robert Park penned his seminal article “The City: Suggestions for the investigation of human behaviour in the city environment” in the American Journal of ... More


Booker T. Washington’s African at Home

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Washington’s service as Vice President of the Congo Reform Association (CRA) as a means of considering more broadly the relationship of HBCUs to Africa. Although Washington ... More


. The Ideological Origins of the Urban League

Touré F. Reed

in Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the issues surrounding the Urban League's creation as well as the background of key personnel in order to draw out the ideological forces shaping the League's approach. While ... More


Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Chad Alan Goldberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226460413
eISBN:
9780226460697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, prominent social thinkers in France, Germany, and the United States sought to understand the modern world taking shape around them. Although they ... More


The 1920s and 1930s Voodoo Craze: African Survivals in American Popular Culture and the Ivory Tower

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the 1920s and 1930s "voodoo craze" by examing the way that negative ideas about "Africa" and "Africans" during these years, and the prevelance of the common association between ... More


“This Burden of Consciousness”: Richard Wright and the Psychology of Race Relations, 1927–1947

Gabriel N. Mendes

in Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores Wright’s involvement in Communism and Marxism. Born in Jim Crow Mississippi in 1908 during the time of the Great Migration, Wright and his family settled in Chicago where he ... More


A Splendid Storehouse of Facts: Establishing the Survey of Race Relations on the Pacific Coast

Sarah M. Griffith

in The Fight for Asian American Civil Rights: Liberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041686
eISBN:
9780252050350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041686.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

World War I shocked the internationalist sensibilities of American liberal Protestants, and they responded in the postwar era with renewed efforts to promote cultural and international education, ... More


Mapping Faith on the Avenue

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces Germantown Avenue, a historic street which cuts through Philadelphia, from the most affluent to the most impoverished neighborhoods. There are about 85 congregations on the ... More


The Roots of Human Ecology

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at how the roots of human ecology lie primarily in general ecology, sociology, geography, and anthropology, as documented by numerous literature reviews. The idea for the ... More


The Chicago of Jane Addams and Ernest Burgess: Same City, Different Visions

Daphne Spain

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Jane Addams was one of Chicago’s most prominent citizens and the most famous American woman of the Progressive Era. University of Chicago sociologists Ernest Burgess and Robert Park collaborated on ... More


Learning from Chicago (and LA)?: The Contemporary Relevance of Western Urban Theory for China

Bart Wissink

in The City in China: New Perspectives on Contemporary Urbanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529205473
eISBN:
9781529205510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter questions the contemporary relevance of Western urban theory for China. It argues that urban theory generally prioritises time over space, stressing the universal character of urban ... More


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