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Social anthropologists are not only crossing disciplinary boundaries. They have also started studying other species.
A recently published paper written by TIK-researcher Taran Thune and Asgeir Skålholt (at NIFU) analyzes the role clusters can play in coping with the impacts of economic crises, specifically by addressing how the Norwegian cluster organizations have acted to meet the challenges following the economic crises in Norway in the period 2008–2010.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen is getting ready for fieldwork close to The Great Barrier Reef that may be about to become a victim of Australia’s economic growth.
Our models for learning are inadequate. To solve humanity’s biggest crises we have to learn how to learn together in new ways, says Fred Steier who will be holding the next Overheating seminar.
More specific knowledge is not always the most imporant thing. What we really need is to train our mind to think outside the box. That's the aim of the second Bateson symposium at the University of Oslo, 11-12 september.
Research in the zoo about the origins of human cooperation can be relevant for understanding the economic crisis. Also “the harder sciences” can contribute to less inequality in our world, says Chris Hann, the new Professor II at the Overheating project.
What happens when international companies develop large-scale projects in poor rural areas in Sierra Leone? How do people respond to the changes? Who gains and who loses? That’s what anthropologist Robert Pijpers wants to find out.
Why has water increasingly become a source of trouble and conflict? Why is the driest continent on earth one of the world’s biggest water exporters? – I am interested in the drivers of overheating, says anthropologist Veronica Strang.
They chained themselves to bridges and went on hungerstrike. What people wanted was a road that connects them to the wider world. – Roads are perfect spaces for studying connections and crises, says anthropologist Penny Harvey.
The conference 'Europe in crises, Europe as the crisis?', which was staged on 14-15 March 2013, discussed the EU’s profound existential crisis. The event was organised by ARENA’s John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez and gathered prominent international scholars as well as experts with first-hand experience from working with the common monetary policy.
The EPISTO project staged its kick-off conference in Oslo on 4-5 April 2013. Around 60 participants contributed to a real kick-start of the project, which is lead by Cathrine Holst at ARENA.
Why are so many people who are fully aware of the climate crisis staying silent and inactive? Sociologist Kari Marie Norgaard travelled from the US to a small town in Western Norway to find the answer.
What are the implications of the current European crisis for democracy and employment in a long-term perspective? What does it mean that various parts of Europe move in different directions at the same time? ARENA has been granted NOK 24 million from the Research Council of Norway for a cross-disciplinary project to investigate the emerging segmentation in Europe.
It was one of the worst economic crashes in history: A conversation with anthropologist Gísli Pálsson about the meltdown in Iceland, dubious entanglements between universities and business, racist and sexist neoliberal discourses, and the need for academic activism.
Poor people are most affected by climate change, economic crises and discrimination. Anthropologist Astrid Bredholt Stensrud wants to find out how people go about it.
– We can reduce our energy use only through a radically different vision of what it means to be modern, says anthropologist Harold Langford Wilhite.
Many poor people have been forcibly evicted from their homes in the name of nature conservation. "To protect nature we have to transcend the separation of humans from nature", argues anthropologist Knut G. Nustad.
An increasing number of companies move their businesses to low cost countries. Elisabeth Schober is studying what offshoring means for workers and local communities.
Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen has been invited by MILEN to speak about humanity's biggest crisis and how researchers can contribute to an original and alternative perspective on globalisation. The seminar will take place on 15 March 2013, 13.15-14.15, in Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts Building.
A new research project looks at how some of our world’s most serious crises are interconnected and what can be done about them. “It is about time that anthropology begins to address the large issues confronting humanity”, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
A child`s birth weight can explain brain development later in life.
In his 1814-lecture, Jan-Werner Müller discussed how the fear of unconstrained collectivism helped shape the constitutional democracies of post-war Europe. Fear is also driving many of Europe’s current populist movements.
What do we do when the questions are too great for all of us? What do we do when we are so detached from nature that we no longer feel responsible for the man-made changes on the Earth?
Why are some people more vulnerable to depression than others? The short variant of a gene combined with stressful life events is enough to trigger a depressive episode.