The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.

Urban Anthropology

Urban Anthropology

Urban anthropology
Kristin V. Monroe

Urban anthropology has been defined variously since it was constituted as a formal subfield of cultural anthropology many decades ago. For the most part, these definitions have varied with respect to the unit of analysis. Some anthropologists have argued, rather straightforwardly, that urban anthropology comprises anthropological research on any topic that is carried out in urban areas (e.g., Pardo and Prato, 2012; Sanjek, 1990). Others have taken a different tack by defining the subfield as something more than or beyond anthropology undertaken in urban settings. These scholars (e.g., Jaffe and De Koning, 2016; Low, 2018; Mullings, 1987) see urban anthropology as a conceptually driven project that understands the city as a set of processes ...

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