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Introducing urban anthropology, Rivke Jaffe, Anouk de Koning

This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the important and growing field of urban anthropology. This is an increasingly critical area of study, as more than half of the world's population now lives in cities and anthropological research is increasingly done in an urban context. Exploring contemporary anthropological approaches to the urban, the authors consider: - How can we define urban anthropology? - What are the main themes of twenty-first-century urban anthropological research? - What are the possible future directions in the field? The chapters cover topics such as urban mobilities, place-making and public space, production and consumption, politics and governance. These are illustrated by lively case studies drawn from urban settings across the world. Accessible yet theoretically incisive, Introducing Urban Anthropology will be a valuable resource for anthropology students as well as of interest to those working in urban studies and related disciplines such as sociology and geography. The revised second edition includes updated theoretical discussions and new ethnographic case studies. It features a new chapter on neoliberalism and post-neoliberalism, and engages more extensively with digital transformations of urban life
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Figures and boxes -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Why Urban Anthropology? -- Situating Urban Anthropology -- Historical Developments -- Urban Anthropology's Predecessors -- Early Urban Anthropology -- Late Twentieth-Century 'Turns' -- Anthropologists and the Contemporary City -- Doing Urban Anthropology -- Not Your Usual Field? -- Urban Methods -- Studying Up and Studying Through -- Mobile Methods and Mental Mapping -- Structure of the Book -- Discussion Questions -- Further Reading -- References -- Part I At Home in the City? -- Chapter 2 Urban Places -- Place-making, Place Attachment and the Politics of Belonging -- Discursive Forms of Place-Making -- Sensory and Affective Forms of Place-Making -- Sacred Place-Making -- Buildings -- Architecture -- Domestic Space -- Neighborhoods -- Low-income and Marginalized Settlements -- Segregation and Displacement -- Transnational Urban Places -- Conclusion -- Discussion Questions -- Further Reading -- Further Viewing -- References -- Chapter 3 Urban Mobilities -- Mobility and Identities -- Walking the City -- Urban Automobility -- Mobility and Inequality -- Disability -- Traffic -- The Cultural Politics of Mobility -- Conclusion -- Discussion Questions -- Further Reading -- Further Viewing -- References -- Chapter 4 Social Life in Public Space -- Contextualizing Public Space -- Public Social Life in Context -- Intersectional Positioning -- Everyday Spatial Regimes -- The Micropolitics of Social Life in Public -- Conclusion -- Discussion Questions -- Further Reading -- Further Viewing -- References -- Part II Crafting Urban Lives and Lifestyles -- Chapter 5 Urban Economies -- From National Development to Neoliberal Restructuring -- Urban Industries, Labor and Class Formation -- Mining Towns -- Post-industrial Landscapes
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non fiction
Second edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (227 pages)
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