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African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital

African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital

Forthcoming

Sabiyha Prince
December 20, 2017

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives on belonging and attachment during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic...

The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

Forthcoming

Manos Spyridakis
December 20, 2017

The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed, anthropological exploration of the notion of work in contemporary western society and its...

Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class

Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class

Jerome Krase
May 22, 2017

Cities have always been dynamic social environments for visual and otherwise symbolic competition between the groups who live and work within them. In contemporary urban areas, all sorts of diversity are simultaneously increased and concentrated, chief amongst them in recent years being the ethnic...

The New Environmentalism?: Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU

The New Environmentalism?: Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU

Davide Torsello
November 25, 2016

Drawing on rich ethnographic work in both Eastern and Western Europe, The New Environmentalism? presents a range of case studies to explore the impact of corruption in EU-funded structural development projects. With detailed analyses of the forms and contexts of environmentalism, the book reveals...

Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance: Anthropology in the Mediterranean Region

Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance: Anthropology in the Mediterranean Region

Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato
November 17, 2016

Against the background of unease at the increasingly loose and conflictual relationship between citizenship and governance, this book brings together rich, ethnographic studies from EU member states and post-Communist and Middle-Eastern countries in the Mediterranean Region to illustrate the crisis...

Beyond Multiculturalism: Views from Anthropology

Beyond Multiculturalism: Views from Anthropology

Giuliana B. Prato
November 15, 2016

While the anthropological field initially shied away from the debate on multiculturalism, it has been widely discussed within the fields of political theory, social policy, cultural studies and law. Beyond Multiculturalism is the first volume of its kind to offer a comparative, worldwide view of...

Multiculturalism's Double-Bind: Creating Inclusivity, Cosmopolitanism and Difference

Multiculturalism's Double-Bind: Creating Inclusivity, Cosmopolitanism and Difference

John Nagle
November 11, 2016

Using a rich array of ethnographic and archival data closely considering the Irish and the manner in which ’Irishness’ was rendered inclusive, Multiculturalism's Double Bind demonstrates that multiculturalism can encourage cross-community political engagement in the global city. This book...

Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

Ester Gallo
November 11, 2016

Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, longstanding relations between the...

Anthropology in the City: Methodology and Theory

Anthropology in the City: Methodology and Theory

Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato
August 26, 2016

With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society - both Western and non-Western - is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology...

Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India

Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India

Henrike Donner
September 18, 2008

Based on extensive fieldwork in Calcutta, this book provides the first ethnography of how middle-class women in India understand and experience economic change through transformations of family life. It explores their ideas, practices and experiences of marriage, childbirth, reproductive change and...

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