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Christian Topalov, « Prices, Profits, and Rent in Residential Developments. France, 1960-1980 », in Michael Ball, et al. (eds), Land Rent, Housing, and Urban Planning. An European Perspective. London, Croom Helm, 1985, p. 25-46.

Christian Topalov, « Social Policies from Below : A Call for Comparative Historical Studies », International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (London), vol. 9, n° 2, June 1985, p. 254-271.

Christian Topalov, « A History of Urban Research : The French Experience Since 1965 », International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (London), vol. 13, n° 4, December 1989, p. 625-651. New edition : « A History of Urban Research : The French Experience Since 1965 », in Michael Harloe (ed.). The Sociology of Urban Communities, Oxford, Edward Elgar, 1995.

Susanna Magri et Christian Topalov, « The Rise of Planning Mentality », in Jean-Pierre Gaudin et Mulkh Raj (eds.), French Studies in Urban Policy : A Survey of Research. London, Sangam Books, Hyderabad, Orient Longman, 1990, p. 29-40.

Christian Topalov, « From the ‘Social Question’ to ‘Urban Problems’ : Reformers and the Working Classes At the Turn of the Twentieth Century », International Social Science Journal (Oxford), n° 125, August 1990, p. 319-336.


Christian Topalov, « Scientific Urban Planning and the Ordering of Daily Life : The First ‘War Housing’ Experiment in the United States, 1917-1919 », Journal of Urban History (Newbury Park, Ca.), vol. 17, n° 1, November 1990, p. 14-45.

Christian Topalov, « The City as Terra Incognita : Charles Booth’s Poverty Survey and the People of London, 1886-1891 », Planning Perspectives (London), vol. 8, 1993, p. 395-425.

Jean-Charles Depaule et Christian Topalov, « The Words of Cities », Environment and Planning A (London), vol. 31, n° 1, January 1999, p. 1-3.

Christian Topalov, « A Revolution in Representations of Work : The Emergence over the 19th Century of the Statistical Category ‘Occupied Population’ in France, Great Britain, and the United States », Revue française de sociologie, vol. 42, Supplement, 2001, p. 79-106.


Christian Topalov, « Cities of the Social Sciences : Seeing for Doing », in Martin Zerlang (ed.), Representing London, Copenhagen, Spring Publishers, 2001, p. 14-29.

Christian Topalov, « ‘Traditional Working-Class Neighborhoods’ : An Inquiry into the Emergence of a Sociological Model in the 1950s and 1960s », Osiris (Chicago), vol 18, 2003, p. 212-233.

Christian Topalov, « Maurice Halbwachs and Chicago Sociologists », Revue française de sociologie, vol. 49, Supplement, 2008, p. 187-214.

Christian Topalov, « The Sociology of a Scientific Label: Urban Sociology (Chicago, 1925) », Année sociologique (Paris), vol. 58, n° 1, 2008, p. 203-234.

Christian Topalov, « The urban vocabulary of social stigma in late 20th century French », AHRC Research Network Project (RG57301) Language and Social Structure in Urban France, Workshop / Atelier – The Linguistic Correlates of Space/Corrélats linguistiques de l’espace, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, 7 January 2011 (10 p.)

Christian Topalov, « Thirty Years of Urban Sociology : A French Viewpoint »,  Métropolitiques (Paris), 30 October 2015.

Christian Topalov, « The Naming Process », in Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms (eds.), What’s in a Name ? Talking about Urban Peripheries, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2017, p. 36-67.

Christian Topalov, « Power and Charity in New York City during the Progressive Era: A Network Analysis », Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Cambridge, Mass.), vol. 50, n° 3, Winter 2020, p. 383-425.