© 2017

Diversity and Local Contexts

Urban Space, Borders, and Migration

  • Jerome Krase
  • Zdeněk Uherek

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)

About this book


In this book, an international team of urban anthropologists, sociologists, and ethnographers argue that politics, intergroup relations, and development in cities cannot be understood without reference to the local contexts that endow each city with specific characteristics. They also show how local urban economic, social, and cultural lives are influenced by powerful external forces. In these 'glocal' regards, the authors demonstrate how city images, borders, and social processes such as migration, tourism, and local development must be seen in broader contexts. The contributors examine them through the lenses of foreign investment, migration, and history. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach and employs a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Contributors’ multidisciplinary expertise and insights about spaces and places are applied to nine unique cities across three continents.


Diversity Intergroup relations Multiculturalism Glocal Europe Africa United States Glocal Emigration Anthropology Heterogeneity Homogenizing Socialism Stigma Ethnicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerome Krase
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Uherek
    • 2
  1. 1.Brooklyn College, Sociology DepartmentCity University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Sociological StudiesFaculty of Social Sciences, Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

About the editors

Jerome Krase is Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA.

Zdeněk Uherek is Director of the Czech Academy of Sciences Institute of Ethnology, CZ.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diversity and Local Contexts
  • Book Subtitle Urban Space, Borders, and Migration
  • Editors Jerome Krase
    Zdeněk Uherek
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53951-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85283-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53952-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 215
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urban Studies/Sociology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site