Anthropological Approaches to the City

  • Lisa Redfield Peattie
  • Edward Robbins
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPC)


Anthropology and sociology have only rather recently become distinct disciplines; they share a common history in nineteenth-century social thought, and joint departments are still not uncommon. Furthermore, they are currently being further entangled by the now-booming field of “urban anthropology,” in which a variety of approaches share little with each other besides using the city as a research setting, and being done by people trained in departments of anthropology.


African City Urban Society South African City Squat Settlement Primitive Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Redfield Peattie
    • 1
  • Edward Robbins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban Studies and PlanningMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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