Zainak. Cuadernos de Antropología-Etnografía

Invitación a la antropología urbana

Invitación a la antropología urbana

Author[s]: Homobono, José Ignacio... [et al.]

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This issue of Zainak fulfils a pioneering function, in that it blazes trails in the exploration of that micro-universe integrated by the galaxy of urban life and in general complex societies, so far still unpublished among us at least from an anthropologic point of view. Anthropologists and ethnographers, who are, by definition, agoraphobic, had renounced to the study of the city, until the recent appearance of this field of specialisation. The eleven projects of the co-authors of this monographic issue corresponded to the strategic lines of research on urban anthropology. Thus, J.I. Homobono outlines the theoretical itineraries, national traditions and thematic areas in the research on urban life, as well as an ample final bibliography. T. del Valle, C. Manzanos and F.X. Medina deal with the various current urban realities: gender and a feminist analysis of city life (Bilbao, Donostia, Reno), racist discrimination in Basque society, and Basque and Andalusian immigrations in Barcelona. E. Ramírez Goicoechea, J. Escalera and colleagues study urban territories: from the immigrants quarter in Errenteria to the historical case of Seville. Various expressions of sociability and collective identities are analysed by A. Aliende (leisure in various quarters in Pamplona), A. Ariño (festive associations in Valencia) and A. Montesino (invention of a regionalist conscience in Cantabria).




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