Ulf Hannerz, Somewheres, Anywheres, Nowheres? Some Current Scholarly Challenges
People on the move is a theme of world history, and at present as important as ever. But at the same time there are people who stay in the same place, and for many, the longer-term questions of settling. These are all encountering each other. In my presentation I will review some of the ways such issues have been discussed before, to suggest that scholarship may be well served by sometimes glancing backward at itself. And I will point to areas where cultural studies can make a difference now.
Ulf Hannerz is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden, where he also received his Ph.D. in 1969, and has taught at several American, European, Asian and Australian universities. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, an honorary fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, an honorary member and former Chair of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, a former director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (SCASSS), and a former editor of the journal Ethnos. His research has been especially in urban anthropology, media anthropology and transnational cultural processes,with field studies in West Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. A study of the work of news media foreign correspondents has inclued field research in four continents, and most recently he has engaged in a critical transdiscipinary study of global future scenarios. Among his books are Soulside (1969), Exploring the City (1980), Cultural Complexity (1992), Transnational Connections (1996), Foreign News (2004), Anthropology’s World (2011) and Writing Future Worlds (2016); several of them have also appeared in French, Spanish, Italian and Polish. He was the Anthropology editor for the International Enyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2001). He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1984-85, gave the Lewis Henry Morgan lectures at the University of Rochester in 2000, a Munro Lecture at the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and an Eric Wolf Lecture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2014. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Oslo.
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