About the Book
The present edition examines a balanced review of the ecological arguments that the urban arena produces unique experiential and urban-based cultural effects while exploring the broader sociological contexts in new millennium that produce and modify the urban society. From a first chapter that begins with a discussion of some of the more micrological features of the urban experience, this edition focuses on the significance of the more macrological, cultural, and social and political dimensions of urban change in historical span that includes the first cities and concludes with an exploration of the implications of cyberspace, transnationalism, and global terrorism for the future of urban sociology. While this study focuses primarily on modern Indian cities, its analytical and integrated discussion makes it applicable to urban societies in general.
About the Authors
Arun Garg, MA (Sociology) and Ph.D from Patna University, is a known name in the field of modern social thoughts. His regular articles published in news papers and journals have earned a special place for him in the circle of social critics. Presently he is teaching in the Amity University. Before joining to AMITY he used to teach as a visiting professor to South Africa. His first published book entitles Foundation of Sociology.
Dr. Jaquir Iqbal worked as Principal Financial Officer with the Quantitative Strategies, Risk and Analytics department in the Treasury of the World Bank in Washington D.C. He earned his Ph.D. in International finance from the George Washington University where he also serves as adjunct faculty of International Finance. He has published several articles on Islamic Finance in reputed journals and has presented papers at international forums. He has extensive experience with capital markets, exotic derivative products, risk management, financial sector development and financial modeling. His research interests include Islamic Finance, Financial Engineering, Structured Finance and International Banking.