Moving Cities. Contested Views on Urban Life

Introduction

The texts of the book focus on the problems and challenges of urban change, especially in Europe, in the contemporary context of intense mobility. The main topics are mobility, urban social structure, migrations, urban inequalities, urban activism, community, neighbourhood life, uses of public spaces and methodological approaches to urban life such as ethnography.

The Content

This book seeks questions and answers arising from scientific research – mainly sociological, but also in dialogue with other social sciences such as anthropology and architecture. The twelve chapters of the book introduce the reader to very different research projects developed in diverse spaces and scales. The book is a result of the work developed at the European Sociological Association Research Network 37, Urban Sociology.