We are currently seeking proposals for the new Berghahn Book Series 

Urban Anthropology Unbound

Urban spaces are centers for human and non-human activity, and agents entangled in networks both material and immaterial, real and imagined. Urban Anthropology Unbound unpacks the usual assumptions of an anthropology of urban life and how to understand past, present, and possible urban futures. It promotes urban ethnography as a grounded, interdisciplinary methodology to study spatial phenomena as they interface with social and cultural ones and offers ways to understand, interpret, make, and practice urban lifeworlds. This series seeks ethnographic-based knowledge, with a particular interest in the unconventional, as well as sensory explorations and beyond.

Proposals should include the following:

  • The proposed title 
  • An abstract of 750-1000 words that outlines the context, rationale, coherence and contribution of the (edited) book
  • Tentative table of contents, titles and approx. 150 word abstracts for each chapter 
  • An indication of state of completion of the draft at the date of proposal
  • Tentative word count
  • For monographs: the name, contact details and position(s) of the author
  • For edited volumes: the name(s), contact details and position(s) of the guest editor(s) and all authors

Proposals should be sent no later than September 15, 2021 as one PDF via email to: urbananthropologyunbound@gmail.com (Reference: UAU Proposal 2021).

We intend to get back to you by November 2021 to invite selected author/ guest editors to submit a full manuscript for peer review. The manuscript length is approx. 120,000 words, inclusive of notes, references, introductions and afterword. We also welcome multimodal formats. In the following, we would reach out to discuss the review and publication schedule for the selected book projects.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and are invested in fostering a diversity of perspectives on the subject matter! 

Berghahn Book Series Urban Anthropology Unbound:

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Posted by:Dr. Carolin Genz

Dr. Carolin Genz is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department for Cultural and Social Geography at the Humboldt-University and Research Associate in the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 "Re-Figuration of Spaces" in the project area "Knowledge of Space" at Technische Universtität Berlin. As an urban anthropologist in the intersecting fields of social anthropology, human geography, and urban studies, she constantly develops ethnographic methods to capture the socio-spatial constitution of urban practices. Her research focuses on spatial theory and practices of resistance, housing, and gender.

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