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By Donald M. Nonini

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

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

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Smart, A. (1999) “Flexible accumulation: Across the Hong Kong border. Petty capitalists as pioneers of globalized accumulation. Urban Anthropology, 28 (3–4): 373–406. Susser, I. (1982) Norman Street. New York: Oxford University Press. Tucker, E. ” City and Society Annual Review, pp. 223–244. R. (1982) Europe and the People Without History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. CHAPTER 2 Flows Gary W. McDonogh Flows mean movement. The word’s earliest English-language characterization refers to streaming water, an image that still underpins its expansive conceptual uses in sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Over the same century as manufacturing jobs have disappeared in successive nodes, their citizens have adapted and reinterpreted the meaning of flows in everyday life – the dying factory town as the space of the absence of flows has become a symbol of postindustrial decline worldwide. Chinese production, in turn, embodies centuries of competition. As Rivoli points out, Chinese facilities in the twenty-first century include those shaped as urban production communities around inclusive planning of the socialist era (1949–1978) that linked employment, residence, and social lives (see Chapter 3, “Community”).

The critique was based on the inability of traditional ethnographic methods to conceptualize the city as a whole – as a system of symbols, process, networks, or relationships – that was necessary to understand rapid transformations in the global economy and urban landscape. Urban anthropologists retained the use of culture as a theoretical construct, but at the same time challenged its essentialized nature and deconstructed the concept to produce a more fluid and complex notion. At the same time, urban ethnography expanded to encompass historical, political, and economic as well as spatial analyses advocating an anthropology of the city, rather than in the city.

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