Rochester, New York, United States
Smith graduated from the University of Rochester.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Smith received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of North Carolina, in 1981 and 1984 respectively.
Columbia, SC 29208, United States
Smith served at the University of South Carolina for a year from 1983.
Irvine, CA 92697, United States
Smith worked at the University of California from 1984 to 1998.
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(In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links wha...)
In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links what happens on the ground in the neighborhoods where people live to the larger political and economic forces at work, putting these connections in a historical framework and using a case study approach.
Smith graduated from the University of Rochester as a Bachelor of Arts. He then received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1981 and 1984 respectively.
Smith served as a visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina at Columbia for a year from 1983. From 1984, he worked at the University of California as an associate professor of sociology and urban planning, rising to a full professor of sociology in 1998. He held the positions of acting chairperson of department at that university in 1993 and in 1996.
Smith is regarded as a contributor to numerous books, such as Issues and Alternatives in Comparative Methodology, World Cities in a World-System and Latin America in the World-Economy. He is a contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals, including Studies in Comparative International Development, Comparative Urban and Community Research, Review of International Political Economy, Asian Perspective, Urban Studies and International Journal of Comparative Sociology. Smith is the author of several books, including Third World Cities in Global Perspective: The Political Economy of Uneven Urbanization. As a social scientist, he is motivated by understanding and explaining patterns in society and the dynamics of social change.
(In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links wha...)1996
Smith is a member of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the International Studies Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Association for Asian Studies, the Southern Sociological Society and the Pacific Sociological Society.
Smith married Tonya L. Schuster on May 5, 1991. The couple has a daughter Beatrice Davida.