Gottdiener, M.
June 1983
Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press);Jun1983, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p227
Academic Journal
Explanations for growth beyond central city borders are examined as a paradigmatic clash between conventional and critical urban theory. A general overview of this confrontation is presented which focuses on the analytical and theoretical issues involved. The conventional approach is conceptualized as underpinned by a form of technological determinism. The critical approach represents a progression of theory from monocausal, functionalist arguments to dialectical considerations of greater explanatory power.


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