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Anthropology of Space and Place. Locating Culture. Wiley Blackwell Readers in Anthropology

  • ID: 2247962
  • Book
  • January 2003
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Over the last two decades anthropologists have drawn on insights from ethnographic inquiry to challenge accepted definitions and ideas of space and place. Their efforts have led to an understanding that both the conceptual and material dimensions of space as well as of built forms and landscape characteristics are central to the production (and reproduction) of social life.

The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture is an unprecedented collection of key articles presented explicitly for students and researchers in anthropology, environmental psychology, sociology, architecture, geography, and urban planning. The volume includes an introduction that synthesizes existing literature, highlights core issues, and maps potential directions for future research.

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Introduction (Setha M. Low and Denise Lawrence–Zúñiga).

Part I: Embodied Spaces.

1. Proxemics. (Edward T. Hall).

2. Being–in–the–Market Versus Being–in–the–Plaza: Material Culture and the Construction of Social Reality in Spanish America. (Miles Richardson).

3. Excluded Spaces: The Figure in the Australian Aboriginal Landscape. (Nancy D. Munn).

4. Indexical Speech across Samoan Communities. (Alessandro Duranti).

Part II: Gendered Spaces.

5. The Berber House. (Pierre Bourdieu).

6. The Sweetness of Home: Class, Culture and Family Life in Sweden. (Orvar Löfgren).

7. The Architecture of Female Seclusion in West Africa. (Deborah Pellow).

Part III: Inscribed Spaces.

8. Emergence and Convergence in some African Sacred Places. (James Fernandez).

9. Empowering Place: Multilocality and Multivocality. (Margaret C. Rodman).

10. Open Spaces and Dwelling Places: Being at Home on Hill Farms in the Scottish Borders. (John Gray).

Part IV: Contested Spaces).

11. The Language of Sites in the Politics of Space. (Hilda Kuper).

12. Myth, Space, and Virtue: Bars, Gender, and Change in Barcelona s Barrio Chino. (Gary Wray McDonogh).

13. Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community. (Steven Gregory).

Part V: Transnational Spaces.

14. The Song of the Nonaligned World: Transnational Identities and the Reinscription of Space in Late Capitalism. (Akhil Gupta).

15. Sovereignty without Territoriality: Notes for a Postnational Geography. (Arjun Appadurai).

16. Markets and Places: Tokyo and the Global Tuna Trade. (Theodore C. Bestor).

Part VI: Spatial Tactics.

17. Ordonnance, Discipline, Regulation: Some Reflections on Urbanism. (Paul Rabinow).

18. A Place in History: Social and Monumental Time in a Cretan Town. (Michael Herzfeld).

19. After Authenticity at an American Heritage Site. (Eric Gable and Richard Handler).

20. The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear. (Setha M. Low).


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Setha M. Low
Denise Lawrence–Zúñiga
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