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Unformatted text preview: City Life Mechanical vs. organic solidarity Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) o Size, density, and dynamism o Anomie and deviant behavior (possible, but not necessary) Psychic overload (Georg Simmel 1905) Lonely Crowd as liberating Louis Wirth o Size, Density and Heterogeneity o City dwellers are withdrawn, impersonal o Unrestrained and self-centered o Unsupported o Fragmentation of social life Generalization: Europeans have seen the city more positively than Americans City Models Concentric Ring o Economic rent Sector o History matters Multiple Nuclei o Cities dont have just one center o Functional clusters...
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- Fall '07