"Urban Hunters" by Lars Højer

Urban Hunters Dealing and Dreaming in Times of Transition Lars Højer, Morten Axel Pedersen

Eurasia Past and Present
Publication date:
22 Oct 2019
Yale University Press
288 pages: 235 x 156mm
28 b-w illus.

Following the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, Mongolia entered a period of economic chaos characterized by wild inflation, disappearing banks, and closing farms, factories, and schools. During this time of widespread poverty, a generation of young adults came of age. In exploring the social, cultural, and existential ramifications of a transition that has become permanent and acquired a logic of its own, Lars Højer and Morten Axel Pedersen present a new theorization of social agency in postsocialist as well as postcolonial contexts.

Lars Højer is associate professor at the Centre for Comparative Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen. Morten Axel Pedersen is professor of social anthropology at the University of Copenhagen and a vice-director of the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science.