9781577661948

Urban Life : Readings in the Anthropology of the City

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    9781577661948

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    157766194X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2001
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part 1 The City in History
Introduction
1(2)
The Earliest Cities
3(17)
Michael E. Smith
The Preindustrial City
20(12)
Gideon Sjoberg
Human Health and the City
32(21)
Lawrence M. Schell
Beyond Urban and Rural: Communities in the 21st Century
53(12)
Walter P. Zenner
Part 2 Urbanism
Introduction
61(4)
Urbanism as a Way of Life
65(18)
Louis Wirth
The Urban Experience: A Psychological Analysis
83(10)
Stanley Milgram
The Metropolis and Everyday Life
93(13)
Robert Rotenberg
Urban Language in a Rural Setting: The Case of Phokeng, South Africa
106(9)
Susan E. Cook
Urban Danger: Life in a Neighborhood of Strangers
115(16)
Sally Engle Merry
Part 3 Urban Fieldwork: Anthropologists in Cities
Introduction
127(4)
Anthropological Fieldwork in Cities
131(15)
George M. Foster
Robert V. Kemper
Networks, Neighborhoods, and Markets: Fieldwork in Tokyo
146(16)
Theodore C. Bestor
An Urban Field Experience: Irish Travellers in Dublin
162(17)
Sharon Bohn Gmelch
Fieldwork on Wall Street
179(14)
Mitchel Y. Abolafia
Part 4 Migration and the Adaptation of Migrants to City Life
Introduction
187(6)
Migration and Adaptation: Tzintzuntzenos in Mexico City and Beyond
193(12)
Robert V. Kemper
A West Indian Life in Britain
205(17)
George Gmelch
Women Are Migrants Too: A Portuguese Perspective
222(13)
Caroline B. Brettell
Surviving in the City: Coping Strategies of Female Migrants in Nairobi, Kenya
235(18)
Nici Nelson
European Cyclical Migration and Economic Development: The Case of Southern Spain
253(16)
Robert Rhoades
Part 5 Urban Class and Family
Introduction
265(4)
The Culture of Poverty
269(10)
Oscar Lewis
How Urban Ethnography Counters Myths about the Poor
279(17)
Judith Goode
Life in a Soup Kitchen
296(10)
Irene Glasser
Office Work and the Crack Alternative Among Puerto Rican Drug Dealers in East Harlem
306(15)
Philippe Bourgois
Urban Chinese: Family Life in a Communist Society
321(20)
William Jankowiak
Part 6 Globalization and Transnationalism
Introduction
337(4)
Transnationalism, Old and New: New York Immigrants
341(16)
Nancy Foner
Globalization, Women's Labor, and Men's Pleasure: Sex Tourism in Sosua, the Dominican Republic
357(15)
Denise Brennan
Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture
372(17)
Ian Condry
About the Authors 389

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