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Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology

Diversity and Local Contexts

Urban Space, Borders, and Migration

Editors: Krase, Jerome, Uherek, Zdeněk (Eds.)

  • Provides a unique 'glocal' perspective in that the migration of different ethnic, religious, and racial groups presents opportunities for new thinking about diversity in urban contests
  • Addresses often-neglected questions pertaining to how cities develop
  • Makes a significant contribution to the literature on urban social science
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About this book

In this book, an international team of urban anthropologists, sociologists, and ethnographers argue that politics, intergroup relations, and development in cities cannot be understood without reference to the local contexts that endow each city with specific characteristics. They also show how local urban economic, social, and cultural lives are influenced by powerful external forces. In these 'glocal' regards, the authors demonstrate how city images, borders, and social processes such as migration, tourism, and local development must be seen in broader contexts. The contributors examine them through the lenses of foreign investment, migration, and history. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach and employs a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Contributors’ multidisciplinary expertise and insights about spaces and places are applied to nine unique cities across three continents.

About the authors

Jerome Krase is Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA.

Zdeněk Uherek is Director of the Czech Academy of Sciences Institute of Ethnology, CZ.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Krase, Jerome (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Changing Urban Landscape in Albania

    Prato, Giuliana B.

    Pages 17-37

  • Post-Socialist Europe and Its “Constitutive Outside”: Ethnographic Resemblances for a Comparative Research Agenda

    Picker, Giovanni

    Pages 39-53

  • The Containment of Memory in the “Meeting Place”: City Marketing and Contemporary Memory Politics in Central Europe

    Cervinkova, Hana (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Discourse on Public Spaces: Praguers in the Process of Globalization Changes and the Neoliberal Economy

    Uherek, Zdeněk

    Pages 71-91

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eBook £53.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53952-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53951-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity and Local Contexts
Book Subtitle
Urban Space, Borders, and Migration
Editors
  • Jerome Krase
  • Zdeněk Uherek
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53952-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53952-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53951-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 215
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