Urbanism and Urbanization
Sociology 1001: Introduction
Geography as Context
Continuing the theme of human action within social and structural context leads us to the idea that ‘geography’ is an important aspect of context
Where did you grow up?
What was it like growing up there?
What types of experiences did you have that were unique (or somewhat unique) to that locale?
How did it influence what you did and what happened to you?
Does your future involve living in a city?
The social forces of industrialization, capitalism, and rationalization either caused or coincided (depending on what theory you accept) with urbanization
This refers to the increased organization of social life in
Very much an on-going process
Consider the issue of city size in the US and across the
globe (see worksheet)