Anthropology Now and Next: Essays in Honor of Ulf Hannerz by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Christina Garsten, Shalini Randeria

By Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Christina Garsten, Shalini Randeria

"The cosmopolitan anthropologist Ulf Hannerz has been engaged for 40 years on a multi-site ethnography of the elaborate internet of relationships that he calls the worldwide ecumene. To this bold, protean undertaking he has introduced impressive erudition, the insights of the social sciences, and the fashion and sensibility of a humanist." · Adam Kuper, London tuition of Economics

"One of anthropology's such a lot prescient, capacious, and unique thinkers, Hannerz is exclusive in his worldliness, his genial humanity. He has lengthy epitomized the genius of his self-discipline to forged mild on a culturally complicated, translocal world." · Jean Comaroff, Harvard college

"This paintings offers an vastly precious temporal standpoint (in the double feel of either retrospects and customers) on a few key rules from the very individual profession of Ulf Hannerz. whereas the entire chapters are basically inspired via Hannerz, a few of them push his seminal principles in intriguing new directions." · A. Jamie Saris, nationwide collage of eire, Maynooth

"The chapters carry to gentle the visionary paintings of Ulf Hannerz, not just providing a suite of considerate essays approximately present and destiny anthropological perform, but in addition spotlight Hannerz's nuanced and visionary considering, an occasion that during my view should be of deep disciplinary significance." · Paul Stoller, West Chester collage

The scholarship of Ulf Hannerz is characterised through its awesome breadth and visionary nature. He has contributed to the certainty of city lifestyles and transnational networks, and the position of media, paradoxes of identification and new different types of neighborhood, suggesting to determine tradition when it comes to flows instead of as bounded entities. Contributions honor Hannerz' legacy by means of addressing theoretical, epistemological, moral and methodological demanding situations dealing with anthropological inquiry on subject matters from cultural range regulations in Europe to transnational networks in Yemen, and from pottery and literature to multinational organizations.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology on the college of Oslo. His examine in advanced societies levels from identification politics to the cultural implications of latest info know-how, and he now experiences neighborhood responses to international crises. His books contain Ethnicity and Nationalism (1993/2010), Engaging Anthropology (2006) and Globalization: the most important Concepts (2007/2014).

Christina Garsten is Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm collage and Professor of Globalization and association at Copenhagen company college. She can also be Chair of Stockholm Centre for Organizational learn. Her fresh books contain Transparency in a brand new worldwide Order (2008, co-edited with Monica Lindh de Montoya), and Organisational Anthropology (2013, co-edited with Anette Nyqvist).

Shalini Randeria is Professor of Anthropology and Sociology on the Graduate Institute for foreign and improvement reports. Her examine addresses problems with altering contours of legislations, coverage and governance; the interaction among overseas businesses; and the kingdom and social pursuits in India. Her fresh co-edited volumes contain Border Crossings: Grenz- verschiebungen und Grenzüberschreitungen in einer globalisierten Welt, (2014) and Jenseits des Eurozentrisumus (2002/2013).

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After all, the land in itself was worth nothing. It was not a big enough area on which to build a proper house or plant a substantial number of trees. To do either of these, Saburō would have had to purchase one or other of the larger plots of land on either side, or behind his own. And neither of his two neighbors, for reasons that I will soon come to, would have agreed to sell him their land. And, anyway, what was all this nonsense about “giving” away, rather than selling, his land? He had been handsomely paid for it.

The same work is being undertaken in other countries as well—the Swedish example was chosen more or less at random. Rebuilding the ship at sea has become a necessary task, and for more than forty years, Ulf Hannerz has offered tools, narratives, and analyses inspiring others to do their part. In this kind of world, which is an irreducibly diverse, overheated world, we are all strangers in a strange land. At the same time, we are all in the same boat, divided by a shared destiny. Acknowledgments There is some overlap between the middle part of this article and the 2010 “Human Security and Social Anthropology” in A World of Insecurity, ed.

2007. Creolization: History, Ethnography, Theory. : Left Coast Press. Todorov, Tzvetan. 1989. The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. Oklahoma: Oklahoma University Press. ———. 2000. Mémoire du mal, tentation du bien. Paris: Robert Laffont. Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. 2001. ” Current Anthropology 42: 125–138. Urry, John. 2003. Global Complexity. Cambridge: Polity. Chapter 2 G Juxtapositions Social and Material Connectedness in a Pottery Community Brian Moeran When the Third Stockholm Roundtable in Anthropology was convened in honor of Ulf Hannerz, back in 2007, several themes were picked out for discussion by the organizers.

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