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"Urbanism as a Way of Life"

"Urbanism as a Way of Life" Louis Wirth's classic description of the social and psychological effects of urbanism is organized into a model for the purpose of reviewing relevant theory and empirical research. Evidence on predicted structural effects (differentiation, formal integration and anomie) and individual effects (sensory overload, role mobility, isolation and deviance) is, at most, mixed. The best-supported predictions are of differentiation and deviance. Alternative models of urban life are explored, and, in the process of the review, research directions are suggested. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociological Methods & Research SAGE

"Urbanism as a Way of Life"

Sociological Methods & Research , Volume 1 (2): 56 – Nov 1, 1972

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0049-1241
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1552-8294
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10.1177/004912417200100203
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Abstract

Louis Wirth's classic description of the social and psychological effects of urbanism is organized into a model for the purpose of reviewing relevant theory and empirical research. Evidence on predicted structural effects (differentiation, formal integration and anomie) and individual effects (sensory overload, role mobility, isolation and deviance) is, at most, mixed. The best-supported predictions are of differentiation and deviance. Alternative models of urban life are explored, and, in the process of the review, research directions are suggested.

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Sociological Methods & ResearchSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 1972

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