Imagen del editor

World of Strangers: Order and Action in Urban Public Space

Lofland, Lyn H.

11 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 046509242X / ISBN 13: 9780465092420
Editorial: Basic Books
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hawking Books (Lake Arrowhead, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 10 de noviembre de 2009

Cantidad: 1
Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 22,42 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 0,00 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito


046509242X Very Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. N° de ref. de la librería Z046509242XZ2

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: World of Strangers: Order and Action in ...

Editorial: Basic Books

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Acerca de


In traditional human societies, the stranger was a threat, to be disarmed at once by an act of force or by a ritual of hospitality. Under no conditions could a stranger be ignored or taken for granted. Yet in all great cities today, human beings seem to live out their entire lives in "a world of strangers." How did it become possible for millions of people to do this? How is city life possible? The unique value of A World of Strangers lies in Dr. Lofland's expert use of rich historical and anthropological sources to answer these questions. She demonstrates that "a potentially chaotic and meaningless world of strangers was transformed into a knowable and predictable world of strangers by the same mechanism humans always use to make their world livable: it was ordered." Lofland offers a brilliant analysis of the various devices used at different times in history to create social and psychological order in cities, concluding with an analysis of the contemporary city, in which the location of the encounter between strangers has come to replace personal appearance as a means of evaluating others. Dr. Lofland also describes how city people initially learn and then act upon the ordering principles dominant in their society. A World of Strangers is a wonderfully wise and readable account of how we have come to live as we do.

From the Publisher:

Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Banfield, The Unheavenly City Revisited (ISBN 0881335290); Gmelch-Zenner, Urban Life: Readings in Urban Anthropology, Fourth Edition (ISBN 157766194X); Howell, Hard Living on Clay Street: Portraits of Blue Collar Families (ISBN 0881335266); and Shannon et al., Urban Problems in Sociological Perspective, Fourth Edition (ISBN 1577661958).

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Welcome to Hawking Books. We ship six days a week and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to
contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Condiciones de envío:

We package all our items in secure new packaging and we always ship within 48 hours.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue