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House of My Own : Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru (82 Edition)

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"A fairly comprehensive monograph, highly suitable for classroom use, that offers a wide range of information fit into traditional anthropological categories. . . . an interesting study of cultural integrity and pattern in a setting of what appears to be complex sociopolitical chaos." —American Anthropologist

"Whether or not one accepts Susan Lobo's optimistic analysis, her ability to translate the apparent chaos of shanty-town lives into such neat patterns and to help outsiders view life as the inhabitants do are important contributions." —Inter-American Review of Bibliography

"An extremely competent ethnography, simple and straightforward." —Anthropos

"A pleasure to read, a mine of information which will be useful in teaching students to formulate their own hypotheses." —International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

"Very well written and provides a great wealth of the liveliest sort of ethnographic detail." —Latin American Research Review

"Lobo's study of two squatter settlements in Lima provides a solid, well-written, detailed, traditional ethnography of poor families in a Third World urban setting." —Hispanic American Historical Review

"This well-written account . . . has a lot of heart and feeling for the human face of the urban poor." —International Migration Review

About the Author

Susan Lobo is a cultural anthropologist who has worked as a consultant for American Indian tribes and community organizations throughout the Americas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816507610
Author:
Lobo, Susan
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson, Ariz. :
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Community development
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Community development, Urban
Subject:
Squatter settlements.
Subject:
Community development, Urban -- Peru -- Lima.
Subject:
Lima
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Squatter settlements -- Peru -- Lima.
Subject:
Lima (Peru) Social conditions.
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 130
Publication Date:
19811131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Central and South America
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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