A: Ethnographic Monographs

  1. Shapeshifters: Black girls and the choreography of citizenship. Cox, Aimee Meredith. Duke University Press, 2015.
  2. Sidewalk. Duneier, Mitchell, and Ovie Carter. Macmillan, 1999.
  3. Gangsters without borders: An ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang. Ward, Thomas W. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  4. Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the politics of youth in urban America. Tilton, Jennifer. NYU Press, 2010.
  5. Norman Street: Poverty and politics in an urban neighborhood. Susser, Ida. Oxford University Press, 2012. (a little boring…but the new introduction is worthwhile).
  6. Neil Smith?? 
  7. Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith, Adams, Vicanne. New ORleans post Katrina, neoliberalism and the restructuring of disaster relief. 
  8. Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity, and the Politics of Place
  9. Capital City – Sam Stein (activist anthropologist): How planners see the city. Real Estate profits globally, are they actually wealth managers?
  10. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs

B: Articles

  1. Setha Low. Gated Communities
  2. Ta-Nehisi Coates, The case for reparations
  3. David Harvey, Right to the City
  4. Michelle Boyd, The Downside of Racial Uplift
  5. Melissa Checker, Wiped out by the Greenwave