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L'evoluzione di un concetto: il suburban way of life
Author/s: Massimo Di Matteo 
Year:  2002 Issue: 69 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 FullText PDF:  143 KB

The use made in social sciences of the expression "suburban way of life" reveals great interest for the correlation between territorial and social structures in the larger city. In this essay, we discuss the evolution of the concept of "suburban way of life" in sociological literature. To this purpose, the classical works of Mumford, Gans, Castells and Sennett, as well as the more recent Italian contributions, have all been taken into account in order to explain the history and the development of this concept. Our analysis of the different interpretations of "suburban life" shows that this concept has been linked with negative values, and we investigate the possible reasons of this particular association.

Massimo Di Matteo, in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 69/2002, pp. , DOI:


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