City & Community

A journal of the ASA Section on Community and Urban Sociology

"With its blend of cutting-edge theory and on-the-ground research, City & Community has established itself as a must-read for all urban sociologists in North America . . ."  Sharon Zukin, Brooklyn College


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Editor: Sudhir Venkatesh and Lance Freeman, Columbia University
ISSN: 1535-6841
Quarterly: March, June, September, December

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City & Community aims to advance urban sociological theory, promote the highest quality empirical research on communities and urban social life, and encourage sociological perspectives on urban policy. It welcomes contributions that employ quantitative and qualitative methods as well as comparative and historical approaches. The journal encourages manuscripts exploring the interface of global and local issues, locally embedded social interaction and community life, urban culture and the meaning of place, and sociological approaches to urban political economy. The journal also seeks articles on urban spatial arrangements, social impacts of local natural and built environments, urban and rural inequalities, virtual communities, and other topics germane to urban life and communities that will advance general sociological theory. 


Selected Articles  

Special Symposium on Detroit: Editorial, Introduction, and The Bankruptcy of Detroit: What Role Did Race Play?  Hilary Silver, Karyn Lacy, & Reynolds Farley 

Urban Fads and Consensual Fictions: Creative, Sustainable, and Competitive City Policies in Buenos Aires Jacob Lederman, March 2015

The New Logics of Homeless Seclusion: Homeless Encampments in America's West Coast Cities Chris Herring, December 2014

Territories of Concern: Vacant Housing and Perceived Disorder on Three Suburban Blocks Mike Owen Benediktsson, September 2014

Gay Neighborhoods and the Rights of the Vicarious Citizen Theodore Greene, June 2014

Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement” Through Unauthorized Alteration Gordon C. C. Douglas, March 2014 Watch the video abstract