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The three crises of globalisation: An anthropological history of the early 21st century

Read An overheated world A short Introduction to OVERHEATING by Thomas Hylland Eriksen. Full text of the paper is available as a downloadable pdf.


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  • 300thinktank-watching The fragile power of think tanks Mar 22, 2015

    Would you like to influence policies on climate change, oil drilling, war, and peace? More and more corporations and foreign governments are convinced that creating a think tank is the way to go. But the power of think tanks is more fragile than is generally assumed, as anthropologist Christina Garsten learned during her fieldwork.

  • 507gladstone-sickfish The competing truths about the dying fish in Gladstone harbor Mar 9, 2015

    "Who pays for your research? Who benefits from a particular version of reality? These questions should be raised time and again to get a better vantage-point for acting upon an overheated world,” says Thomas Hylland Eriksen after having studied an environmental scandal in Australia.

  • henrik-geirthe Sustainability Feb 24, 2015

    Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Henrik Sinding-Larsen from Overheating have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council to organise a conference on sustainability.

  • Visit from the Czech Republic Feb 19, 2015

    Zdenka Sokolíčková Ph.D. M.A. from the Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology, from 23 February – 8 March 2015.​

  • 507amanda_2 Identity under pressure: New Overheating book in the making Feb 13, 2015

    How does global capitalism influence our relations with other people and our perceptions of who we are? How do people cope with rapid changes in their surroundings? Which roles can researchers play in times of change and conflict?

  • 507superman "New perspectives instead of more facts!" Feb 13, 2015

    A Superman cartoon was able to bring some movement to the polarized immigration debate. What can social scientists learn from this?

  • 507deported The wretched face of forced immobility Jan 20, 2015

    When Jacky was deported from the USA to Cape Verde, his life came to a sudden standstill. Within a short time his face grew deep wrinkles; it looked resigned, exhausted, and drained. Merely at his age of 45, Jacky looked like an old man.

  • 507montenegropride Homophobia: “Anthropologists should be aware of their responsibility” Jan 19, 2015

    When the first Pride Parade in Montenegro’s capital turned into a battlefield, early ethnographic accounts about traditional manliness may have had a part to play in the tensions, according to anthropologist Branko Banovic.

  • hualcahualca-15-17oct11-029 As Peru’s Glacier Vanish, Villagers Appeal To The Gods Dec 19, 2014

    In October 2011, while I was conducting ethnographic research on water and climate change in southern Peru’s Colca Valley, I was invited to join the villagers of Pinchollo on a hike up to the point at the foot of a glacier where meltwater starts flowing down towards the village.

  • 507jobbik Economic Crisis Fuels Radical Nationalism? Dec 11, 2014

    Is the recent rise in xenophobia and right-wing populism in Europe linked to the economic crisis? Anthropologist Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson is about to embark on fieldwork in England, Hungary and Norway in order to find out.

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