Beyond the Metropolis
is a welcome contribution to the body of knowledge about small cities. (Ola Johansson Professional Geographer
Chapters range broadly in geographic and temporal range, raising practical concerns about issues like public transportation and development strategies. Methodologies include census mining, archival research, participant observation, and content analysis, with findings variably presented as tables, graphs and maps. The majority of chapters address cities in the US; case studies based in Mexico, Canada, and Israel focus a wider lens on small cities worldwide. Summing Up
: RECOMMENDED. All academic levels/libraries. (A.B. Audant, CUNY Kingsborough Community College CHOICE
About the Author
is Professor of Geography and Chair of the Geography Department at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.