By Donald M. Nonini
A better half to city Anthropology offers a suite of unique essays from foreign students on key matters in city anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary city studies.
- Features newly commissioned essays from 35 prime foreign students in city and worldwide studies
- Includes essays in vintage components of shock to city anthropologists reminiscent of outfitted buildings and concrete making plans, neighborhood, safeguard, markets, and race
- Covers emergent components within the box together with: 21st-century towns borders, citizenship, sustainability, and concrete sexualities
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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). Thereafter, “the new understanding of the body coincided with the birth of modern capitalism, and helped bring into being the great social transformation we call individualism.
The politics of the segregation have been subordinated to studies of gated communities and other forms of restricted class and racial access (see Chapter 9, “Class”). As in the South African examples, racialization studies also examine fortified residential enclaves found in the cities where walls, surveillance technologies, and armed guards separate the upper and middle classes from the poor (Low 2003). These secured enclaves play a role in the spatial segregation and transformation of the quality of public life globally.
Social change was thought to occur through socioeconomic transitions of these areas in an ever downward spiral toward the inner city. Research strategies focused on participant observation as a method of uncovering and explaining the adaptations and accommodations of urban populations to these micro-environments. Another major influence was a series of community studies undertaken as part of the Institute of Community Studies program of policy and planning research on the slum clearance and replacement of housing in London, England and Lagos, Nigeria.