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LATE‐20TH‐CENTURY GLOBAL ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING, and emerging conditions of postindustrialism and postmodernity in the advanced capitalist world, present new challenges and opportunities for urban anthropology. Recently evolving urban forms and arrangements offer arenas for gaining new...
GLOBAL ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING has profoundly altered the heavy industrial bases of American cities, creating an increase in poverty, homelessness, and squatters in its wake. In a scramble to revive their failing or stagnant regional economies, cities have embarked on a strategy of...
SURPRISINGLY SIMILAR DEVELOPMENTS in planning, land use, and cultural life are evident in "revitalized" waterfronts in many port cities throughout North America. This article presents a cultural theory of waterfront redevelopment, viewing the process as a characteristic response of similarly...
RECENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO household form and dynamics in changing political economies stress the emergent, task‐centered character of households. In this view, households are competitive arenas in which the divergent interests of state, group, and individual are negotiated and shaped by...
THIS ARTICLE DEFINES major political and demographic characteristics of an economically underdeveloped region—he Lower Mississippi Delta. It focuses on the relationship of the major Delta port cities, their periphery, and the effects of five major past federal and state intervention efforts in...
THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS in urban anthropology manifest a continuity with concerns that first emerged nearly three decades ago, which include contextual and holistic analyses. The new theoretical interests extend these frames horizontally, to examine the articulation of processes on a global...
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