The articles in Part 1 (Chapters 1-6) of Urban Life discuss how anthropologists do fieldwork in the city and identify some major differences between doing fieldwork in an urban environment and doing fieldwork in a more traditional rural environment. Based on the readings, compare and contrast urban and rural fieldwork. What would you say are the two biggest challenges that urban anthropologists face? Why? If you were an anthropologist, would you rather work in a city or in a more rural environment? Why?
Your initial response should be at least 250 words in length. Be sure to support your points with examples from the text, required and recommended material, and/or other scholarly articles.