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

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Thirdly, firing must also make use of an appropriate combination of air (oxidization) and smoke (reduction), since it is this combination that affects the final color of a glaze. So far, so good. Onta potters, however, faced several further challenges that made the transformation of their pots into saleable products less than mechanical. In the first place, as we have already seen, they fired their wares in multichambered climbing kilns (noborigama). The difficulty here lay in the location and structure of each potter’s kiln.

In a way, I suppose, I merely articulated in different words and in different contexts Appadurai’s ideas about ethnoscapes, mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, and (in my case hinted at, but not developed) ideoscapes (Appadurai 1990). In the discussion that followed, one of the participants suggested that we needed to bring out such concepts in a clearer manner and consider how to relate connections to connectivity, and how to make use of clusters of potential connections (thereby emphasizing conjunctures over disjunctures, and thus indirectly taking up Hannerz’ formulation regarding the organization of diversity).

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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