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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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