The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography

Editors: Pardo, Italo, Prato, Giuliana B. (Eds.)

  • Presents a range of topics, such as work, employment, and informality; everyday life and community relations; marginalization, gender, family, kinship, religion and ethnicity; and political strategies and social movements in historical and transnational perspectives
  • Points to new topical debates and charts new theoretical directions
  • Encourages reflection on the significance of the anthropological paradigm in urban research and its centrality to mainstream academic debates
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About this book

These ethnographically-based studies of diverse urban experiences across the world present cutting edge research and stimulate an empirically-grounded theoretical reconceptualization. The essays identify ethnography as a powerful tool for making sense of life in our rapidly changing, complex cities. They stress the point that while there is no need to fetishize fieldwork—or to view it as an end in itself —its unique value cannot be overstated. These active, engaged researchers have produced essays that avoid abstractions and generalities while engaging with the analytical complexities of ethnographic evidence. Together, they prove the great value of knowledge produced by long-term fieldwork to mainstream academic debates and, more broadly, to society.

About the authors

Italo Pardo is Honorary Reader at the University of Kent, UK, and Founding President of the International Urban Symposium, a non-profit association. He co-edits the journal Urbanities - Journal of Urban Ethnography and the book series Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology.
Giuliana B. Prato is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent, UK, and a founding member of the International Urban Symposium. She is also Chair of the IUAES Commission on Urban Anthropology and a co-editor of the book series Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction: Urban Ethnography Matters—Analytical Strength, Theoretical Value and Significance to Society

    Pardo, Italo (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • From Jaffa to New York: The Scope of Urban Anthropology

    Shokeid, Moshe

    Pages 23-34

  • Between Stereotype and Bad Governance: An Italian Ethnography

    Pardo, Italo

    Pages 35-52

  • Rethinking the City as Urban Community: Views from South Europe

    Prato, Giuliana B.

    Pages 53-69

  • The Multitude of Approaches to Urban Ethnography: Blessing or Curse?

    Krase, Jerome

    Pages 71-91

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eBook £127.50
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Hardcover £159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography
Editors
  • Italo Pardo
  • Giuliana B. Prato
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64289-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64289-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64288-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 575
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
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