By Donald M. Nonini
A significant other to city Anthropology offers a set of unique essays from foreign students on key matters in city anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary city reviews. * positive factors newly commissioned essays from 35 major foreign students in city and worldwide experiences * comprises essays in vintage parts of outrage to city anthropologists reminiscent of equipped buildings and concrete making plans, group, defense, markets, and race * Covers emergent components within the box together with: 21st-century towns borders, citizenship, sustainability, and concrete sexualities, nature, extralegality, and resilience and sustainability.
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Geographers have continued to analyze flows in concrete terms shaped by social constructions, as Erik Swyngedouw did in the case of water in Guayaquil, Ecuador in his monograph Social Power and the Urbanization of Water, tellingly subtitled Flows of Power (2004). Starting from a metabolic reading of flows in Marx and Marxist geographers, he examines the processes that interrupt the circulation of water that urban planners have seen as vital to the healthy city. These restraints included the need for cleaning water, the privatization of hygienic spaces, and the commoditization of water: “Indeed, the very homogenization and standardization of ‘potable’ urban water propelled the diverse physical, chemical and biological ‘natural’ flows and characteristics of nature’s water into the realm of commodity and money circulation with its abstract qualities and concrete social power relations” (2004: 35).
Comparing gated communities in the United States, Latin America, and China, I found that the only common reason that residents used to explain their decision to move to a gated community, was fear of crime and others, regardless of the level of crime in the region or neighborhood (see Chapter 16, “Policing and Security”). I argue that fear is a reflection of the impact of globalization and increased heterogeneity on the local population. Unlike crime, heterogeneity is increasing in all three regions, although the kind of heterogeneity (racial, ethnic, class or urban/rural) is different in each.
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