World Watching: Streetcorners and Newsbeats on a Journey through Anthropology

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Routledge, May 8, 2019 - Social Science - 268 pages

This book reflects on the author’s distinguished scholarly career over half a century, linking personal biography to changes in the discipline of anthropology. Ulf Hannerz presents a number of important essays and a brand new chapter that allow readers to track developments in his own thinking and interests as well as broader changes in the field. In doing so he provides students with valuable insight into the research process and the building of an anthropological career. Featuring work conducted in the United States, Africa, Sweden, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, the book spans a period in which anthropology adapted to new global circumstances and challenges. Hannerz covers the emergence of the fields of urban anthropology, transnational anthropology, and media anthropology in which he has played a significant role. The chapters demonstrate interdisciplinary openings toward other fields and bear witness to anthropology’s connections to world history and to public debates.


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List of figures
Cayman Islands
transnational anthropology
perspectives gained from studying
Being there and there and there Reflections
Foreign correspondents and the varieties
culture and memory in urban South
Reflections on varieties of culturespeak
exploring Stockholm as it once

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About the author (2019)

Ulf Hannerz is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden.

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