New PDF release: Anthropology Now and Next: Essays in Honor of Ulf Hannerz

By Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Christina Garsten, Shalini Randeria

ISBN-10: 1782384499

ISBN-13: 9781782384496

"The cosmopolitan anthropologist Ulf Hannerz has been engaged for 40 years on a multi-site ethnography of the elaborate net of relationships that he calls the worldwide ecumene. To this bold, protean undertaking he has introduced notable erudition, the insights of the social sciences, and the fashion and sensibility of a humanist." · Adam Kuper, London institution 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 solid mild on a culturally advanced, translocal world." · Jean Comaroff, Harvard collage

"This paintings offers an tremendously worthy temporal viewpoint (in the double feel of either retrospects and customers) on a few key rules from the very amazing profession of Ulf Hannerz. whereas the entire chapters are sincerely inspired by means of Hannerz, a few of them push his seminal principles in fascinating new directions." · A. Jamie Saris, nationwide college of eire, Maynooth

"The chapters convey to gentle the visionary paintings of Ulf Hannerz, not just providing a collection of considerate essays approximately present and destiny anthropological perform, but additionally spotlight Hannerz's nuanced and visionary pondering, an occasion that during my view can 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 existence and transnational networks, and the function of media, paradoxes of identification and new different types of group, suggesting to work out tradition when it comes to flows instead of as bounded entities. Contributions honor Hannerz' legacy via addressing theoretical, epistemological, moral and methodological demanding situations dealing with anthropological inquiry on issues from cultural range rules 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 complicated societies levels from id politics to the cultural implications of latest info expertise, and he now reports neighborhood responses to international crises. His books comprise 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 college and Professor of Globalization and association at Copenhagen enterprise tuition. She can be Chair of Stockholm Centre for Organizational examine. Her fresh books comprise 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 reviews. Her examine addresses problems with altering contours of legislations, coverage and governance; the interaction among overseas enterprises; and the country and social activities in India. Her fresh co-edited volumes comprise Border Crossings: Grenz- verschiebungen und Grenzüberschreitungen in einer globalisierten Welt, (2014) and Jenseits des Eurozentrisumus (2002/2013).

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