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Sensing the City

A Companion to Urban Anthropology

Edited by: Anja Schwanhäußer

Exploring life in the city

The city is more than demography and architecture, it is a state of mind. Various groups, scenes and subcultures, widely known as "man in the street", shape and are shaped by urban space and its history according to imaginations, nightmares and dreams. Urban anthropologists get immersed in this closely knit fabric of urban culture and conduct field research with all their senses.
The reader provides a compact introduction into urban anthropology, which has become the key discipline in exploring cities and city live as sites of encounter, conflict and sensation. It introduces the most influential writers in the field as well as young and upcoming field researchers.With essays by PeterJackson, LesBack, RuthBehar, MoritzEge, RolfLindner, Mirko Zardini, Margarethe Kusenbach, Loic Wacquant.
  • Standard reference work on urban field research
  • Contributions by leding reserchers and young scientist
  • With comic-strips by Nele Brönner

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"Insgesamt dürfte der Schwanhäußer‘sche Band eine konstruktive Bereicherung einer jeden urbanitätsbezogenen Bibliothek, gleich ob institutionell oder privat, darstellen. Insofern kann man der Herausgeberin nur nachdrücklich und deutlich für Ihre Tätigkeit danken!"
Burkhart Lauterbach in: Bayerisches Jahrbuch für Volkslumde 2017, 281-284

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Audience: Architects, urban researchers, anthropologists

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