I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new guest blogger, Julian Brash. Julian’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of anthropology, geography, and urban studies. His recent book, “Bloomberg’s New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury City,” focuses on how Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s corporate and technocratic approach to urban governance fared in the contentious arena of New York City development politics. Julian is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University.
While guest blogging at Savage Minds, Julian will discuss some or all of the following topics: his book, urban governance in the United States, urban imaginaries, the cultural politics of class, New York City, “studying up,” what the super-rich are up to when they become involved in politics and government, professionals and politics, interdisciplinarity, and what it means for a project to be “anthropological” (or not).