Critical Urban Anthropology Association

 

 

 

OUR MISSION
CUAA particularly focuses on the interrelationships of urban, national, and transnational

processes as they affect and are affected by the everyday social and cultural lives of people living, acting,

and struggling in particular places, anthropology’s traditional area of concern.

ABOUT

The Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA), formerly SUNTA, a section of the American Anthropological Association, concerns itself with theories, problems, processes, and institutions of urban, national and transnational life. Urban life and problems in the modern world are interrelated with national and transnational institutions (especially globalizing capitalism), processes, and forces. Likewise, nations and transnational institutions most express themselves and are expressed by people living in the global hierarchy of contemporary cities. CUAA, therefore, particularly focuses on the interrelationships of urban, national, and transnational processes as they affect and are affected by the everyday social and cultural lives of people living, acting, and struggling in particular places, anthropology’s traditional area of concern.

CUAA’s members, a number of whom reside outside the U.S.A., include academic, practitioner/applied, and student anthropologists. Members’ expertise covers most nations (including the U.S.A.) of the world and their cities. In addition to conducting original research many CUAA members consult and work in or with private and public agencies dealing with social problems, development, and policy formation.

CUAA also publishes a journal, City & Society, which attempts to foster debate and conceptual development in urban, national, and transnational anthropology, particularly in their interrelationships. IT seek to promote communication related disciplines of interest to members of CUAA and to develop theory from a comparative perspective. If you are interested in learning more or submitting a manuscript, please visit their website.

Volume 36, Issue 1 – April 2024

Current Issue

City & Society

City & Society welcomes manuscripts concerned with city life, urban scapes, and translocal processes. Interdisciplinarity is encouraged with anthropology and cultural studies as epistemological and methodological guides. City & Society is also open to ethnographically based pieces of humanistic, historical, dialogical, narrative, poetic and visual orientation.

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

2023 Leeds Prize

2023 Leeds Prize

Eligibility: The Anthony Leeds Prize is awarded annually by the Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA), formerly SUNTA, to an outstanding book in urban anthropology published in 2022. The...

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Statement of Solidarity

Statement of Solidarity

The Critical Urban Anthropological Association (CUAA) strongly supports the following boycott resolution. As a section whose members have expertise on the pernicious and long-lasting effects of...

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2023 Student Paper Prize Competition

2023 Student Paper Prize Competition

Announcement: 2023 CUAA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition The Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA) is pleased to announce its Graduate Student Paper Prize competition. We are...

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AAA members can also join CUAA by completing this form and sending it to: Membership Services
American Anthropological Association
2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 1301
Arlington, VA 22201-3357