qA fairly comprehensive monograph, highly suitable for classroom use, that offers a wide range of information fit into traditional anthropological categories. . . . an interesting study of cultural integrity and pattern in a setting of what appears to be complex sociopolitical chaos.q aAmerican Anthropologist qWhether or not one accepts Susan Lobo's optimistic analysis, her ability to translate the apparent chaos of shanty-town lives into such neat patterns and to help outsiders view life as the inhabitants do are important contributions.q aInter-American Review of Bibliography qAn extremely competent ethnography, simple and straightforward.q aAnthropos qA pleasure to read, a mine of information which will be useful in teaching students to formulate their own hypotheses.q aInternational Journal of Urban a Regional Research qVery well written and provides a great wealth of the liveliest sort of ethnographic detail.q aLatin American Research Review qLobo's study of two squatter settlements in Lima provides a solid, well-written, detailed, traditional ethnography of poor families in a Third World urban setting.q aHispanic American Historical Review qThis well-written account . . . has a lot of heart and feeling for the human face of the urban poor.q aInternational Migration Review... the front door as access to their empty lot where they camped for two weeks until building a temporary house of esteras. ... during the remodeling the residents quickly re-formed their electric cooperatives and reestablished electric service.
|Title||:||A House of My Own|
|Publisher||:||University of Arizona Press - 1982|