Arjun Appadurai

the Goddard Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, where he is also Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. He is the author of The Future as a Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition (Verso, 2013), Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (Duke, 2006) and Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Minnesota 1996; Oxford India 1997).


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Aspirational maps

On migrant narratives and imagined future citizenship

The intensified wave of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa is threatening to unravel the very foundations of European ideas of full citizenship, asylum and refuge, says Arjun Appadurai. But there must be a richer cultural road to legal and bureaucratic solutions currently being debated.