The 21st Century American City: Race, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Urban Life

Author(s): Doreen Swetkis, Wendy A. Kellogg

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 266

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The 21st Century American City: Race, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Urban Life presents recent scholarship on race, ethnicity, and the American city to help students understand the current characteristics of urban areas. Using a multidisciplinary framework, the objective of this text is to “see” the city from many vantage points.

The 21st Century American City: Race, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Urban Life uses readings from a cross-section of fields of knowledge, including:

  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Public administration
  • Geography
  • Sustainability
  • Design
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Public Health

The 21st Century American City: Race, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Urban Life features:

  • Eight chapters, each presenting two readings on a specific topic.
  • References and additional readings at the end of each section to encourage further exploration.
  • Several study questions that test understanding of concepts, develop information literacy and critical thinking skills, require integration of readings with additional resources.
  • A focus on how aspects of the city are relevant for African Americans and other groups in the American City.


Chapter 1 Urban History and Geography
Downtown is for People, Jane Jacobs
Philadelphia’s Space In Between: Inner-Ring Suburb Evolution, Nancy Green Leigh and Sugie Lee

Chapter 2 Poverty, Class and Race
Disentangling Poverty and Race, Deborah J. Johnson​
Unbanked and Unwanted, Mehrsa Baradaran

Chapter 3 Housing and Neighborhoods
Heavy is the House: Rent Burden among the American Urban Poor, Matthew Desmond
Gentrification: An Introduction, Overview, and Application, Minkyu Yeom and Brian Mikelbank

Chapter 4 Urban Governance
Policy makers versus citizens: Implications of competing values when crafting public policy, Doreen Swetkis
Institutional Practices and Institutional Racism, Ronnie L. Dunn and Wornie Reed

Chapter 5 Education and Urban Schools
Perceived Gender and Racial/Ethnic Barriers to STEM Success, Jennifer M. Grossman and Michelle V. Porche
Following the Money from Foundations to Urban School Districts, Sarah Reckhow

Chapter 6 Cities and Public Health
Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Howard Frumkin
The Role of Health in Urban Climate Adaptation: An Analysis of Six U.S. Cities, Mark M. Shimamoto and Sabrina McCormick

Chapter 7 Urban Sustainability
Food Security: An Ecological–Social Analysis to Promote Social Development, Michelle L. Kaiser
Ecology for the Shrinking City, Dustin L. Herrmann, Kirsten Schwarz, William D. Shuster, Adam Berland, Brian C. Chaffin, Ahjond S. Garmestani, and Matthew E. Hopton

Chapter 8 The City in the Digital Age
Smart Cities: Concepts, Architectures, Research Opportunities, Rida Khatoun and Sherali Zeadally
Have We Finally Bridged the Digital Divide? Smart Phone and Internet Use Patterns by Race and Ethnicity, Robert W. Fairlie

Doreen Swetkis

Wendy A. Kellogg

Related ISBN's: 9781524941437




ISBN 9781524941437

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days