Urban Anthropology

Urban Anthropology

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The first series of its kind to be established by a major academic press, Urban Anthropology publishes ethnographically global, original, empirically-based works of high analytical and theoretical calibre, all of which are peer reviewed. The series publishes sole-authored and edited manuscripts that address key issues that have comparative value in the current international academic and political debates. These issues include, but are by no means limited to: the methodological challenges posed by urban field research; the role of kinship, family and social relations; the gap between citizenship and governance; the legitimacy of policy and the law; the relationships between the legal, the semi-legal and the illegal in the economic and political fields; the role of conflicting moralities across the social, cultural and political spectra; the problems raised by internal and international migration; the informal sector of the economy and its complex relationships with the formal sector and the law; the impact of the process of globalization on the local level and the significance of local dynamics in the global context; urban development, sustainability and global restructuring; conflict and competition within and between cities.

  • The New Environmentalism?: Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU book cover

    The New Environmentalism?

    Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU

    By Davide Torsello

    Drawing on rich ethnographic work in both Eastern and Western Europe, The New Environmentalism? presents a range of case studies to explore the impact of corruption in EU-funded structural development projects. With detailed analyses of the forms and contexts of environmentalism, the book reveals…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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    Urban Anthropology

  • Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance: Anthropology in the Mediterranean Region book cover

    Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance

    Anthropology in the Mediterranean Region

    Edited by Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato

    Against the background of unease at the increasingly loose and conflictual relationship between citizenship and governance, this book brings together rich, ethnographic studies from EU member states and post-Communist and Middle-Eastern countries in the Mediterranean Region to illustrate the crisis…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Beyond Multiculturalism: Views from Anthropology book cover

    Beyond Multiculturalism

    Views from Anthropology

    Edited by Giuliana B. Prato

    While the anthropological field initially shied away from the debate on multiculturalism, it has been widely discussed within the fields of political theory, social policy, cultural studies and law. Beyond Multiculturalism is the first volume of its kind to offer a comparative, worldwide view of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Multiculturalism's Double-Bind: Creating Inclusivity, Cosmopolitanism and Difference book cover

    Multiculturalism's Double-Bind

    Creating Inclusivity, Cosmopolitanism and Difference

    By John Nagle

    Using a rich array of ethnographic and archival data closely considering the Irish and the manner in which ’Irishness’ was rendered inclusive, Multiculturalism's Double Bind demonstrates that multiculturalism can encourage cross-community political engagement in the global city. This book…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences book cover

    Migration and Religion in Europe

    Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

    Edited by Ester Gallo

    Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, longstanding relations between the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Anthropology in the City: Methodology and Theory book cover

    Anthropology in the City

    Methodology and Theory

    Edited by Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato

    With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society - both Western and non-Western - is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital book cover

    African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.

    Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital

    By Sabiyha Prince

    This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives on belonging and attachment during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic…

    Hardback – 2014-01-02
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  • The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece book cover

    The Liminal Worker

    An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

    By Manos Spyridakis

    The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed, anthropological exploration of the notion of work in contemporary western society and its…

    Hardback – 2013-11-06
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  • Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class book cover

    Seeing Cities Change

    Local Culture and Class

    By Jerome Krase

    Cities have always been dynamic social environments for visual and otherwise symbolic competition between the groups who live and work within them. In contemporary urban areas, all sorts of diversity are simultaneously increased and concentrated, chief amongst them in recent years being the ethnic…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28
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  • Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India book cover

    Domestic Goddesses

    Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India

    By Henrike Donner

    Based on extensive fieldwork in Calcutta, this book provides the first ethnography of how middle-class women in India understand and experience economic change through transformations of family life. It explores their ideas, practices and experiences of marriage, childbirth, reproductive change and…

    Hardback – 2008-09-18
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