Urban Anthropology

This is the repository page for the Urban Anthropology group at the OAC.

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What is Urban Anthropology?

Urban anthropology addresses the social and cultural complexities of cities and urban life. Although generally seen as a subset of socio-cultural anthropology, urban anthropology overlaps with many other areas, such as economic, political and environmental anthropology, human geography, architecture, globalization, transnationalism, immigration, urbanization, and development studies. Due to their expansive size, population density and often multicultural nature, urban spaces provide distinct methodological challenges for anthropologists and ethnographers.


City and Society is the official publication of the Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology, which is a section of the American Anthropological Association.

Directory of Open Access Journals listing for keyword "urban" (includes anthropology, cultural studies, geography, demography, urban heritage, development, conservation, etc. Various languages.)

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