This post builds on the research article “"But What If I Should Need To Defecate In Your Neighborhood, Madame?": Empire, Redemption, and the “Tradition of the Oppressed” in a Brazilian World Heritage Site,” which was published in the May 2008 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology has published additional essays on the subject of cities and urbanism. Oyku Potuoglu-Cook's essay "Beyond the Glitter: Belly Dance and Neoliberal Gentrification in Istanbul" (2006), Benjamin Chesluk's essay "'Visible Signs of a City Out of Control': Community Policing in New York City" (2004), and Michael Dear's essay "The Premature Demise of Postmodern Urbanism," (1991) are good references.
In addition, Cultural Anthropology has published essays on Brazil. Robin Sheriff's essay "The Theft of Carnaval: National Spectacle and Racial Politics in Rio de Janeiro" (1999), James Holston's essay "Autoconstruction in Working-Class Brazil" (1991), and David Hess's essay "Disobsessing Disobsession: Religion, Ritual, and the Social Sciences in Brazil" (1989), all describe issues relating to this area of interest.
Cultural Anthropology has also published a range of essays on heritage projects. Elizabeth Emma Ferry's essay "Inalienable Commodities: The Production and Circulation of Silver and Patrimony in a Mexican Mining Cooperative" (2002), Jonathan Friedman's essay "Myth, History, and Political Identity" (1992), and George Marcus's essay "The Production of European High Culture in Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Trust as Artificial Curiosity" (1990) are a few examples.