By Donald M. Nonini
A spouse to city Anthropology offers a set of unique essays from foreign students on key matters in city anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary city reports. * positive aspects newly commissioned essays from 35 prime overseas students in city and international stories * comprises essays in vintage components of shock to city anthropologists akin to equipped constructions and concrete making plans, group, safety, markets, and race * Covers emergent parts within the box together with: 21st-century towns borders, citizenship, sustainability, and concrete sexualities, nature, extralegality, and resilience and sustainability.
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Even so, emergent uses of cellphones and other mobile devices in internet access and integrated communication and the public value of social media such as Facebook or Twitter underscore the ongoing tensions of democratization and control that concentrate in cities while spreading beyond them, as so many actions of the Arab Spring in Tunis, Cairo, and Tripoli demonstrated in 2011. Castells also stressed the potential transformation of cities into metropolitan regions that diffused from concentrations of technology in the city’s business center and environs.
Ethnographic studies of the displacing effects of global forces also reveal the power of individuals to reterritorialize the landscapes through pilgrimage and territorial claims based on memory. spatialities 25 Within anthropology, the term “transnational,” was first used to describe the way that immigrants “live their lives across borders and maintain their ties to home, even when their countries of origin and settlement are geographically distant” (Schiller, Basch, and Blanc-Szanton 1992: ix) (see Chapter 17, “Trans nationality”).
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