A Companion to Urban Anthropology by Donald M. Nonini

By Donald M. Nonini

A significant other to city Anthropology offers a suite of unique essays from foreign students on key concerns in city anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary city experiences. * good points newly commissioned essays from 35 prime foreign students in city and worldwide stories * contains essays in vintage parts of outrage to city anthropologists similar to equipped constructions and concrete making plans, group, safeguard, markets, and race * Covers emergent components within the box together with: 21st-century towns borders, citizenship, sustainability, and concrete sexualities, nature, extralegality, and resilience and sustainability.

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Matthew Cooper (1994) describes how the city of Toronto initially planned to create an urban “meeting place” on its waterfront where the culturally diverse vitality of the city could be realized, but was threatened by occupants of the development’s office buildings, luxury condominiums, and upscale stores who quickly organized to exclude access to others. Timothy Sieber (1993) also argues that as working waterfronts have waned in the United States, bourgeois and professional classes have sought these spaces near the water as a recreational or leisure resource, to be consumed by viewing (see Chapter 22, “Nature”).

500 bce) identified the changes of the world through the fundamental observation that all things flow, epitomized in the image of any human’s inability to step into the same river twice because of its flows. Flows from unity to diversity also concerned the Neo-Platonists (third–fourth century), an influence which continued to develop in Islamic philosophy. The Old English word “flōwan” suggested water in motion; English shares another similar word, “flood,” with other Germanic languages. ” The word-concept underwent a fundamental shift in Early Modern Europe when the idea of human difference caused by varying combinations of elements and body heat gave way to William Harvey’s model of the circulation of the blood in 1628 (Sennett 1994).

Network studies have become more elaborate and quantitative, but still provide an important methodological strategy and paradigm for urban anthropological researchers. Early studies of planned physical and social change in Latin American lowincome residential neighborhoods, as well as studies of the planning and design of new towns such as Ciudad Guayana (Peattie 1972) provided further ethnographic examples of local conflict over national and international planning goals. These studies identified foreign capital investment and the power/knowledge of the technologies of planning and architecture (Rabinow 1989) as antithetical to producing a humane environment for local populations and workers (see Chapter 5, “Built Structures and Planning”).

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