Vol 4 – No 2 – November 2014

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A Paper Tiger on Chestnut Lane:
The Significance of NIMBY Battles in Decaying Communities

John C. Kilburn, S.E. Costanza, Kelly Frailing and Stephanie Diaz

‘Meat Smells Like Corpses’:
Sensory Perceptions in a Sicilian Urban Marketplace

Brigida Marovelli

The Case of Water Management in Italy
Sergio Marotta

The Gentrification of Harlem’s Main Street in the Bloomberg Years
Alessandro Busà

The Final
Giovanni Spissu

Forum on ‘Urban Anthropology
Comments and Reflections

by Anya Ahmed, Dolores Koenig, László Kürti, Fernando Monge, Maria Giulia Pezzi, Amitai Touval


Completed Doctoral Dissertations
Social Life and Moral Economies in Danish Cooperative Housing:
Community, Property and Value
Maja Hojer Bruun

Watts, Our Town: ‘Nothing about us without us, is for us’.
An Auto-Ethnographic Account of Life in Watts, Los Angeles, CA
Cynthia Gonzalez

Planting Roots, Making Place:
An Ethnography of Young Men in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Daniela Kraemer

Mapping the Inhabited Urban Built Environment:
The Socio-Spatial Significance of the Material Presence of Boundaries through Time
Benjamin N. Vis


Book Reviews
Michael Goddard (ed.) (2010). Villagers and the City.
Melanesian Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Sean Kingston Publishing.
by Daniela Kraemer

Marcio Goldman (2013). How Democracy Works. An Ethnographic Theory of Politics.
Canon Pyon: Lightning Sources.
by Mariano Daniel Perelman

Kuchler Susanne, Kurti Laszlo and Elkadi Hisham (eds) (2011). Every Day’s a Festival.
Diversity on Show. Sean Kingston Publishing.
by Ester Gallo

Manos Spyridakis (2013). The liminal worker.
An ethnography of work, unemployment and precariousness in contemporary Greece. Farnham: Ashgate
by Vassilis Dalkavoukis