Sociology is the study of social reality, whereas when we use the concept urban sociology, we refer to the term where social reality amalgamates with urban social structures and organizations. Therefore, urban sociology is the study of social reality which includes ecological and cultural perspectives. It is the study of modern era where city and society are looked upon on many aspects which incorporate economic, political, and cultural units. It also comprises major dimensions of urban life such as neighborhood, migration, slum, villages, civilizations etc
A study of urban sociology has relevance in the context of wider theoretical problems, it gives us understanding not only of the economic development but also of social change.
Urbanization means a breakdown of traditional social institutions, social norms, and values. The two aspects of urban studies include
a population is considered as the chief feature of urbanization including the social features underlying it. Urban studies deal with the transformation of a plethora of dimensions between urban and rural structures. These studies are important because it includes conventional social realities. It includes the transformation of city, town, community from its elementary form to complete a new frame of outlook. Urban studies also include the role of cities in the process of cultural change.
Urban sociology focuses on the elements of the modern civilizations and also the dichotomy between the rural and the urban civilization. many important aspects include:-Cities, communities
Dimensions of urban life: migration, slums, neighborhood, popular culture, role of media, globalization, political economy etc