The city is more than demography and architecture, it is a state of mind. Various groups, scenes and subcultures, widely known as "man in the street", shape and are shaped by urban space and its history according to imaginations, nightmares and dreams. Urban anthropologists get immersed in this closely knit fabric of urban culture and conduct field research with all their senses.The reader provides a compact introduction into urban anthropology, which has become the key discipline in exploring cities and city live as sites of encounter, conflict and sensation. It introduces the most influential writers in the field as well as young and upcoming field researchers.With essays by PeterJackson, LesBack, RuthBehar, MoritzEge, RolfLindner, Mirko Zardini, Margarethe Kusenbach, Loic Wacquant.
A.Schwanhäußer, Stadtanthropologin, Forschungsprojekt Öster.Akademie der Wissenschaften