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A House of My Own : Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru
by Susan Lobo


Overview - "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 & 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

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Overview
"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 & 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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780816507610
  • ISBN-10: 0816507619
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publish Date: November 1981
  • Page Count: 190
  • Dimensions: 9.12 x 5.96 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds


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