Exploring the City Inquiries Toward an Urban Anthropology

by Ulf Hannerz

Exploring the City Inquiries Toward an Urban Anthropology Synopsis

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.

Exploring the City Inquiries Toward an Urban Anthropology Press Reviews

An excellent introduction to the theoretical aspects and methodological approaches of urban anthropology. -- Science Books & Films An excellent introduction to the theoretical aspects and methodological approaches of urban anthropology. -- Science Books & Films An excellent introduction to the theoretical aspects and methodological approaches of urban anthropology. -- Science Books & Films

Book Information

ISBN: 9780231083768
Publication date: 10th May 1983
Author: Ulf Hannerz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 378 pages
Categories: Urban communities,

About Ulf Hannerz

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.

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