Within a relatively short time, urban anthropology has emerged as one of the most vital fields of anthropology. During its formative period, however, it has lacked intellectual coherence. Exploring the Cityis a bold first attempt to provide just such a coherent and unified theoretical understanding of urbanism. Hannerz draws upon the urban perspectives of other disciplines as well, such as history, sociology, and geography, to bring intellectual unity to the history and development of urban anthropology.
|Publication date:||10th May 1983|
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
Ulf Hannerz is currently head of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Stockholm. His book anSoulside: Inquiries into Ghetto Culture and Community(CUP 1969) immediately established his reputation as one of the most perceptive and thoughtful observers of human life.More About Ulf Hannerz