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By Donald M. Nonini

ISBN-10: 1444330101

ISBN-13: 9781444330106

A spouse to city Anthropology offers a suite of unique essays from foreign students on key matters in city anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary city stories. * positive factors newly commissioned essays from 35 prime foreign students in city and international reports * contains essays in vintage components of shock to city anthropologists akin to equipped buildings and concrete making plans, neighborhood, defense, markets, and race * Covers emergent components within the box together with: 21st-century towns borders, citizenship, sustainability, and concrete sexualities, nature, extralegality, and resilience and sustainability.

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Eric Wolf (1982) laid the theoretical groundwork in his landmark history of how the movement of capital and labor has transformed global relations since the 1400s, dispelling the myth that globalization is a recent phenomenon. However, while Wolf’s approach to the issue of global connections is seminal, it deals primarily with issues of power and its allocation, and only indirectly with the spaces of daily life. It is much later, through the detailed ethnographies of the rhythms of daily life in transnational migrant communities, that a sense of transnational urban space emerges.

Nonini. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. flows 29 “The very sustainability of cities and practices of everyday life that constitute ‘the urban’ are predicated upon and conditioned by the supply, circulation and elimination of water” (2004: 1), before showing us how many people in this riverine port city end up without access to basic flows. The concept of flows also imbues many studies of transnational phenomena, evidenced in the vivid image of the “city as a space of flows” advanced by sociologist Manuel Castells in 1989, and in Arjun Appadurai’s concept of the multiple dimensions of global flows (1997; see Ong 1999) (see Chapter 14, “Global Systems and Globalization”).

While the immediacy and ubiquity of the internet shape contemporary uses of “flow” as a conceptual mapping, it is important that urban anthropology learn from history and engage other disciplines as well as global perspectives. In this essay, after brief considerations on the origins and transformations of flows in Western and other global traditions, I explore “flows” within urban geography, which shares with urban anthropology an elusive balance of science and humanities, theory and practice.

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