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By Donald M. Nonini

A better half to city Anthropology provides a suite of unique essays from overseas students on key concerns in city anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary city studies.

  • Features newly commissioned essays from 35 major foreign students in city and international studies
  • Includes essays in vintage parts of outrage to city anthropologists resembling equipped constructions and concrete making plans, neighborhood, safeguard, markets, and race
  • Covers emergent parts  within the box together with: 21st-century towns borders, citizenship, sustainability, and concrete sexualities

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But does a worn-out T-shirt fade from circulation? Do flows end at that point?

In a post-socialist community, these work units compete with streamlined flexible production and offshore competition in a race to the bottom that demands cities with ever newer facilities, cheaper labor, and longer hours. Nonetheless, for a woman working in a factory in Shanghai, Rivoli observes changes in her urban milieu and expectations that reflect changing flows of goods and ideas: “She married when and whom she chose, she makes her own living and her own choices.  . And thanks to generations of backlashers – radical, unkempt and uninformed – she works 50 hours per week and not 80, she can read and write, and her children can, too.

PART I Foundational Concepts: Affirmed and Contested CHAPTER 1 Spatialities: The Rebirth of Urban Anthropology through Studies of Urban Space Setha M. Low Introduction This chapter addresses the death and rebirth of urban anthropology in the 1990s and 2000s through the addition of spatial theories drawn from geography and a fuller understanding of the political economy of place. This transition, often referred to as the “spatial turn” or in this volume “spatialities,” is discussed by tracing the methodology, history, and substance of urban anthropology with an emphasis on works that employed spatial theory and privileged the built environment.

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