The scholarship of Ulf Hannerz is characterized by its extraordinary breadth and visionary nature. He has contributed to the understanding of urban life and transnational networks, and the role of media, paradoxes of identity and new forms of community, suggesting to see culture in terms of flows rather than as bounded entities. Contributions honor Hannerz' legacy by addressing theoretical, epistemological, ethical and methodological challenges facing anthropological inquiry on topics from cultural diversity policies in Europe to transnational networks in Yemen, and from pottery and literature to multinational corporations.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. His research in complex societies ranges from identity politics to the cultural implications of new information technology, and he now studies local responses to global crises. His books include Ethnicity and Nationalism (1993/2010), Engaging Anthropology (2006) and Globalization: The Key Concepts (2007/2014). Christina Garsten is Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University and Professor of Globalization and Organization at Copenhagen Business School. She is also Chair of Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research. Her recent books include Transparency in a New Global 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 at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. Her research addresses issues of changing contours of law, policy and governance; the interplay between international organizations; and the state and social movements in India. Her recent co-edited volumes include Border Crossings: Grenz- verschiebungen und Grenzuberschreitungen in einer globalisierten Welt (2014) and Jenseits des Eurozentrisumus (2002/2013).
Introduction: Ulf Hannerz and the Militant Middle Ground Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Christina Garsten, and Shalini Randeria Chapter 1. Divided by a Shared Destiny: An Anthropologist's Notes from an Overheated World Thomas Hylland Eriksen Chapter 2.Juxtapositions: Social and Material Connectedness in a Pottery Community Brian Moeran Chapter 3. Connecting and Disconnecting: Intentionality, Anonymity, and Transnational Networks in Upper Yemen Andre Gingrich Chapter 4. Global Swirl at Dupont Circle: Think Tanks, Connectivity, and the Making of "The Global" Christina Garsten Chapter 5. Reflexivity Reloaded: From Anthropology of Intellectuals to Critique of Method to Studying Sideways Dominic Boyer Chapter 6. On Anthropologists and Other Cultural Interpreters Thomas Blom Hansen Chapter 7. Traveling between Knowledge Practices Thomas Fillitz Chapter 8. Anthropologist in the Irish Literary World: Reflexivity through Studying Sideways Helena Wulff Chapter 9. Reflections in and on The Hall of Mirrors Gudrun Dahl Chapter 10. On the Shores of Power: Cultural Diversity Turn, Cultural Policies, and the Location of Migrants Ayse Caglar Chapter 11. Emergent Concept Chains and Scenarios of Depoliticization: The Case of Global Governance as a Future Past Ronald Stade Chapter 12. Lusotopy as Ecumene Joao De Pina-Cabral Chapter 13. An Anthropologist of the World: Interview with Ulf Hannerz, September 2012 Dominic Boyer Publications by Ulf Hannerz Notes on Contributors
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