by Ayodele Samuel Jegede, Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and ISA Member Ulf Himmelstrand (1924-2011), the father of sociology in Nigeria is dead. Himmelstrand, 87, died on June 8 in his hometown, Uppsala, Sweden. Himmelstrand was born, and much of his childhood was spent, in India, where his father was […]

by Margaret Archer, University of Warwick, UK, and former ISA President 1986-1990 With the death of Ulf Himmelstrand on June 8th 2011 world sociology has lost one of its gentlest and most dedicated of friends. To him ‘globalization’ was neither merely a concept nor a cause, it was something he lived. Never one to inflict […]