La Merced. Estudio Ecologico y Social de una Zona de la Ciudad de Mexico
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH)
Place: Mexico City
383 pages with photographs, maps (many folding), tables (many folding) and bibliography. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 1/4") bound in half leather with four raised spine bands in gilt lettering to spine over pebble brown boards with original wrappers bound in. First edition limited to 1000 copies.
This work is an extensive study of Mexico City, broken down in districts with a social break out of each with a history of each district. The most thorough work on this subject extant.
Robert V. Kemper, born in San Diego, California, on November 21, 1945, resided in Dallas, Texas, where he was Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1971 from the University of California at Berkeley and spent the academic year 1971-1972 there as a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mexican American Studies before joining the SMU faculty. At SMU, he served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology, President of the Faculty Senate, and member of the University Board of Trustees. His research interests included migration and urbanization, history of anthropology, community development, tourism, Mexico, and the United States. His numerous publications include Anthropologists in Cities (1974), Migration and Adaptation: Tzintzuntzan Peasants in Mexico City (1977), Migration Across Frontiers: Mexico and the United States (1979), Chronicling Cultures: Long-Term Field Research in Anthropology (2002), and Urban Life (5th ed., 2010). He has served as President of the Society for Latin American Anthropology and the Society for Urban Anthropology, as well as editor of Human Organization, editor for Social-Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropologist, and associate editor for Urban Anthropology.
Kemper's stamp to front wrapper. Leather scuffed, corners bumped.
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