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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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    As the number of new ebola cases decreases in Sierra Leone, the west African country can now start looking to the future.

    The ebola crisis, which started in March 2014, saw more than 13,000 people infected and left almost 4000 dead in the country. Trade became difficult, household costs rose sharply and many jobs were lost.

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    Pollution, violence, forced displacement: What to do against harmful side effects of mining? A big disaster on a small island helped anthropologist Catherine Coumans to find an answer.

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    “In Europe, we too quickly link the idea of converting to Islam with radicalization. Such discourses are much less common here. There is much less fear of Islam than in many European countries,” says Tiffany Linn Utvær Gasser, currently on fieldwork in Buenos Aires.

  • ayurveda-507 Digestive problems as a symptom of modern times in their Joint Overheating Jun 24, 2015

    Wim van Daele is in Sri Lanka, and has been using Ayurvedic learning to understand how a complex interplay of hot foods, stress, fertilizers, inactivity, changed temporalities, and acceleration of life is leading to gastritis and other digestive problems - in short, an Overheating of the human body.

  • 507mining Anthropologists expose the side-effects of mining May 22, 2015

    ​Coal for power, iron ore for steel girders, minerals for our smart phones: the mining business is booming. More and more anthropologists are uncovering effects of this development that would otherwise risk falling under the radar.

  • 507pernille-gunnuhver Iceland: From renewable energy to fossil fuels? May 13, 2015

    Why has Iceland, a country that is famous for its abundant renewable energy, started to engage in oil exploitation? Other countries are moving away from fossil fuels. Why is this volcanic island choosing the opposite path and will it be worth it, master student Pernille Ihme wonders, currently on fieldwork in northeastern Iceland.

  • 507melilla-fences2 On fieldwork along the heavily guarded fences between Europe and Africa Apr 24, 2015

    News about sinking boats carrying African migrants as they attempt to reach Europe is shaking the public. Similar dramas are unfolding regularly in Melilla, where Gard Ringen Høibjerg is currently on fieldwork.

  • 507antimiddlemen From economic crisis to solidarity economy Apr 7, 2015

    Economic crises can lead to a rise in xenophobia. But the opposite can also be true. At the next Overheating seminar, anthropologist Theodoros Rakopoulos will talk about the thriving solidarity economy in Greece.

  • 507knut-ngo_staff_land_rights "A model also for other countries" Mar 29, 2015

    Instead of reviewing laws and policies in their offices, bureaucrats tour the country, hold public meetings and communicate with citizens via social media. An initiative in Tanzania can serve as example for other countries wishing to revive local democracy and expand their political and legal repertoire, believes anthropologist Knut Christian Myhre, who is currently writing a book on the topic.

  • 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.

Published Jan 23, 2013 12:34 PM - Last modified Apr 22, 2015 01:58 PM